- Africa: Continent's Covid-19 Deaths at More Than 78,000(allAfrica)
- Africa: CHAN Tournament Key Litmus Test for African Football in Covid-19 Times(Nation)
- Rwanda: Public Health Facilities to Use Insurance in Treatment of Covid-19(New Times)
- Malawi: Malawi Records Highest Number of Covid Hospital Admissions, Death Toll Rises(Nyasa Times)
- Tunisia: Covid-19 - 8 Deaths in Gabès and 75 More Infections Reported in Tozeur(Tunis Afrique Presse)
- Nigeria: Nigerians in the NBA - Achiuwa, Okoro Post More Minutes in Covid-19 Disrupted Season(Premium Times)
- Zimbabwe: Chiwenga Denies Hospitals Overwhelmed By Covid-19, Warns Social Media Users(New Zimbabwe)
- Kenya: Kenya's Covid Cases Exceed 99,000 As 223 More Get Infected(Nation)
- Africa: Continent Nears 2.6 Million Covid-19 Recoveries(allAfrica)
- Mozambique: Covid-19 - 735 New Cases and Five Deaths(AIM)
August 02, 2019
West Africa: Region Must Confront Its Foreign Terrorist Fighters
One year ago, 13 Senegalese nationals were convicted for acts of terrorism by criminal association. Twelve of them had joined Boko Haram in Nigeria. The 13th joined Katiba… Read more »
July 31, 2019
Nigeria: Humanitarian Aid in Nigeria's North-East - Helping or Hurting?
Ten years of Boko Haram's violence has turned Nigeria's north-east into a conflict hotspot for aid organisations. These groups help alleviate the symptoms of the crisis, but… Read more »
July 26, 2019
Algeria: Where to From Here in Algeria?
It is Friday in Algeria. Once again - as they have for 23 weeks - protesters will fill the streets of cities across the country. Their ranks represent a cross-section of Algeria:… Read more »
July 25, 2019
Africa: Can Justice Prevail in the Midst of War?
Reconciling peace and justice is inherently fraught, and surely nowhere more so than in the Central African Republic (CAR) - that seemingly chronic cancer in Africa's belly. Read more »
July 24, 2019
Mozambique: Mozambique's Electoral Commission Should Do the Right Thing
Tensions are mounting in Mozambique in the run-up to all-important elections on 15 October. A row has broken out over the results of voter registration that seem to indicate a bias… Read more »
July 23, 2019
Tunisia: Is Tunisia Turning a Blind Eye to Illegal Hunting?
Hunting in Tunisia is strictly regulated, and hunting of protected species like houbara bustards is outlawed. Yet there are reports of large hunting parties in Tunisia - allegedly… Read more »
July 22, 2019
South Africa: South Africa Proves Its Mettle On the UN Security Council
South Africa is six months into its third term on a highly divided United Nations Security Council (UNSC). How has it fared and where can improvements be made? Read more »
July 19, 2019
Southern Africa: Principle or Brotherhood? Making Elections More Credible in SADC
The Southern African Development Community's (SADC) election season is in full swing. Between January 2018 and December 2019, 11 of the 15 SADC member states would have gone to the… Read more »
July 18, 2019
Southern Africa: Is South Africa Finally Putting the Law Above Politics?
South Africa's new justice minister Ronald Lamola has shown a creditable commitment to the rule of law rather than political solidarity with former liberation movements. He has… Read more »
July 17, 2019
Africa: Can the AU and UN Find Common Ground?
Recent developments around Sudan's transfer of political power show why a more strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN), especially at the… Read more »
July 16, 2019
East Africa: Can the Peace-Trade Equation Stabilise the Horn?
The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created the largest free trade zone in the world for… Read more »
July 15, 2019
Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Power, Security and Democracy Dilemma
Recent assassinations of senior political and military leaders in Ethiopia sent shock waves across the country, casting another shadow over the transition process. These incidents… Read more »
July 12, 2019
Southern Africa: Will Ramaphosa's New Reform Timetable Save Thabane's Skin?
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community's official facilitator of Lesotho's reforms, visited that country last week. He persuaded the… Read more »
July 10, 2019
Africa: Economics of Terrorism in Lake Chad Basin
In the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, economic viability and control is as important to extremist groups' resilience as military tactics… Read more »
July 09, 2019
Africa: Saving Lake Victoria Means Going After the Big Fish
Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing is threatening the survival of Lake Victoria's fish populations, and is putting local livelihoods at risk. Some 76% of fish species in… Read more »
July 08, 2019
Kenya: Kenyans Sacrificed for Territory and Votes in Marsabit County
Close to 40 people have been killed, schools closed and livelihoods destroyed through ethnic violence in Kenya's vast Marsabit County over recent months. Without decisive state… Read more »
July 05, 2019
Africa: G20 Compact With Africa Is a Long Game
Africa's 'development partners' still struggle to define and manage their relationship with the continent. This was apparent at the G20 summit in Osaka that ended on Saturday. Read more »
July 03, 2019
Sudan: Holding Back From Civil War
After militias killed up to 100 peaceful protesters in Khartoum on 3 June, the African Union's Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) took swift action, suspending Sudan's membership… Read more »
July 02, 2019
Nigeria: Dialogue With Boko Haram - Back On the Agenda?
There is a hurting stalemate in the Lake Chad Basin. Countries under the mandate of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are locked in a protracted struggle against two… Read more »
July 01, 2019
Tunisia: Terrorism in Tunisia - More Than Just Foreign Connections
At 10:50 on Thursday 27 June, a suicide bomber attacked a police patrol in downtown Tunis. One officer was killed, while another officer and a bystander were injured. Less than 30… Read more »
June 28, 2019
Africa: Can We Afford to Drop the Guard Against Piracy?
Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia have dropped dramatically over the past eight years - from 237 incidents in 2011 to nine in 2017 and just three attempted attacks in 2018.… Read more »
June 27, 2019
Zambia: Is Zambia Defaulting to Nationalisation?
Is Zambian President Edgar Lungu going to drag his country back to Kenneth Kaunda's disastrous post-independence experiment with nationalisation of the copper mines, simply by… Read more »
June 26, 2019
Africa: Is Africa Cybercrime-Savvy?
It started with loud music and the smell of marijuana. When South African police stormed a hotel room in the Western Cape they found six people huddled over 32 computers and mobile… Read more »
June 25, 2019
South Africa: South Africa Must Dig Deeper for a Solution to Illegal Mining
For organised crime groups, illegal mining is a lucrative enterprise. In South Africa it's often linked to human smuggling and trafficking, illegal weapons and explosives, tax… Read more »
June 24, 2019
Sudan: Is Sudan Ready for Unamid's Exit?
The UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to make a decision on the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) on 27 June. UNAMID's gradual… Read more »