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Botswana: Masire - the President Who Left Botswana and the World an Enduring Legacy
In the Western press, the legacies of African leaders tend to hinge on their respect for term limits, property rights, and fiscal restraint. Since his death in June 2017, the late… 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 »
September 20, 2016
Botswana: Nation At 50 - the End of an African Success Story?
It is 50 years since Botswana attained independence from British rule. Over the decades, the small landlocked country has been regarded as a role model for success in Africa. It… Read more »
July 11, 2016
Africa: What Drought Responses Teach Us About Climate Change Hotspots
The world may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. But in vast expanses of arid southern Africa, the daily struggle to cope with a changed climate is well… Read more »
March 15, 2016
Africa: Scans, DNA Tests Reveal the Secrets of Rare African Mummy
He lay alone in a shallow grave at the base of a cliff for hundreds of years. Then, in 2008, patrol staff at a game lodge stumbled across the man's remains - and he became the… Read more »
January 11, 2016
Africa: Why Millions Chose Africa As Their Safari Destination
More than 30 million tourists visit Africa every year. Over half of the international arrivals are for business purposes, and may partake in tourist activities as well, while 15%… Read more »
November 01, 2015
Southern Africa: Parts of Region Within Tantalising Reach of Eliminating Malaria
There has been a concerted international effort since the early 2000s to tackle malaria. This has led to dramatic reductions in the disease. Read more »
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