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The plucky African film industry defying the odds

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Thousands of miles from the glamour and riches of the Western film industry, determined filmmakers in Malawi are winning hearts and acclaim as they Make Mollywood. Award-winning director Shemu Joyah at his editing desk. Credit: Lameck Masina. As the [Read story...]

Four ways in which the Burundi crisis is far from over

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The government is calling on its 380,000 refugees to return home, claiming the country is safe. Why does no-one believe them? Protests against President Nkurunziza’s third term in April 2015. Credit: Igor Rugwiza. Since the start of 2017, the B [Read story...]

Gambia First

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On the promises and dangers of the New Gambia’s new and improved relationships with donors.  Boris Johnson enjoyed a presentation of traditional Gambian wrestling on his first visit to Africa. This was also the first time a UK Foreign Secretar [Read story...]

The plight of Nigeria’s living dead

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Hundreds of Nigerians are enduring daily torture on death row as they await execution for crimes ranging from kidnapping to blasphemy. According to an Amnesty International report, Nigeria had 1,673 people on death row in 2015. Credit: Adam Jones. N [Read story...]

McBride defends O’Sullivan

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Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride has dismissed claims that private forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan presented himself as an IPID investigator. [Read story...]

Gloves off for Sona debate

Political parties are geared up to punch holes in President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech, which is to be debated in parliament this week. [Read story...]