Politics

President toppled and tanks on the streets in Africa's four October polls

One leader may have been voted out in Africa’s October elections. But elsewhere the status quo remains, as accusations of voter intimidation and violence overshadow the polls. The Seychelles Opposition leader Wavel Ramkalawa, an Anglican cleric, has become the Seychelles’…

News in brief

A Malian court sentenced two men to death for their roles in two Islamist-inspired terror attack in 2015. Fawaz Ould Ahmed and his co-conspirator Sadou Chaka were convicted of killing more than 40 people in attacks targeting foreigners in the…

Voter fraud claims in Ghana polls

Doubts are cast over the country’s upcoming December presidential polls, reports Francis Kokutse. When Ghana’s polls close on December 7, all eyes will be on the country’s Electoral Commission (EC), as doubts are raised over the legitimacy of the presidential…

Herd immunity hopes in South Africa

Leading scientists in South Africa believe the country may have accidentally established herd immunity to Covid-19. The announcement by the country's leading vaccinologist, Professor Shabir Mahdi, follows an unexpected drop in the number of infections after a major outbreak in…

PPE corruption scandal unmasked in South Africa

South Africans donated billions of dollars to protect key workers. But with bank accounts frozen and sports cars seized, questions are being raised about where the money went.  What started as a rallying call for South Africans to stand together…
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