Friday, 20th September 2019


Articles that reflect opinion

One of Botswana's biggest landholders embroiled in controversy

An investigation by amaBhungane and the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism has cast new light on a secretive British-registered company whose extensive colonial-era land holdings have become a hot political issue in Botswana.

Politicians across the southern African country’s political divide have expressed concern about the Tati Company,…

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Islamic fundamentalists sow terror in northern Mozambique

Villagers in northern Mozambique have been under siege from alleged Muslim militants who have decapitated 23 civilians and burnt at least 230 houses in the past three weeks.

Thousands have now fled to the city of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado Province.

The militants, who started the insurgency in October, are called al-Sunna or al-Shabaab and…

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South Africa's cities hold key to Ramaphosa's land plan

South African father of nine Frank Mapara has been waiting nearly three decades to own a plot of land in the Johannesburg slum he calls home.

If President Cyril Ramaphosa, who came to power in February after the African National Congress ousted Jacob Zuma, can keep his promise to redistribute land to the poor, Mapara is confident the new man can…

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Ethiopia loosens throttle on many key sectors, but privatisation still far off

Ethiopia’s decision to sell stakes in its lucrative telecoms monopoly and other assets could open one of the world’s largest untapped markets to huge potential investments by firms willing to work with a government still wary of private enterprise.

The stake sales are part of a raft of measures announced by Abiy Ahmed, a young former army officer…

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Libya in chaos since overthrow of Gaddafi

Libya, where rival authorities in Tripoli and the east are vying for power, fell into chaos after the ouster of strongman Moammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

Here is an overview.

Gaddafi killed 

A NATO-backed uprising that begins in February 2011 snowballs into bloody armed conflict. Gaddafi, on the run since the rebels captured the capital in August,…

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