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Southern Africa: Africa's Old Men Seem, Finally, to Be Fading Away
Soon after Zimbabwe's army confined President Robert Mugabe to his palatial Harare home this week - allegedly for his safety - it was announced in Luanda that Angola's new… Read more »
Angola: Ruling Party Regains Power but Faces Legitimacy Questions
The swearing in of the new Angolan parliament marks the first time in 38 years that Angola has a new president. João Lourenço, who Angolans refer to as "JLo",… Read more »
Angola: Election Unlikely to Herald Change
On 23 August Angolans went to the polls to elect a new parliament, and for the first time in the lives of a great majority of the population, a new president. José Eduardo… Read more »
Southern Africa: Has Ecowas Taught Southern Africa a Lesson?
Has the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) just taught the Southern African Development Community (SADC) a lesson? The West African states effectively took a… Read more »
March 14, 2016
Africa: New Practices Reinvent Traditions in Bow Music
It is largely a story of cultural demise and death. Yet the current tale of musical bow instruments is only partly a sad one thanks to a faraway martial art form, and the musical… Read more »
February 21, 2016
Africa: A New Narrative Unfolds About South Africa's Protracted War in Angola
The book A Far-Away War: Angola 1975 - 1989, about the war waged by apartheid South Africa against its neighbour, has attracted the attention of historians and those who fought in… Read more »
December 13, 2015
Africa: Guide to Some of Continent's Best, and Cleanest Beaches
Africa has some of the best beaches in the world. Tourists will be flocking to them soon as those in the southern hemisphere take summer holidays and those from the north look for… Read more »
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