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27 June 2017
                       
 
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19 Jun 2017
 
 
 
 
Mbeki: Zimbabweans not SA can tell Mugabe to go
POLITICS
Former president Thabo Mbeki has reportedly said that South Africans must "stay clear" of criticising Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, adding that the veteran leader should only be "shown the...
 
 
04 May 2017
 
West Africa issues a wake-up call to tyrants
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last week’s decision by the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the courts of Senegal to uphold the conviction and life sentence of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré...
 
 
07 Apr 2017
 
The Gambia holds historic post-Jammeh election
ELECTIONS
Gambians voted on Thursday in the first parliamentary elections since long-time leader Yahya Jammeh left power, electing lawmakers who could make or break a raft of reforms promised by the new...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Gambians vote in first post-Jammeh parliamentary poll
ELECTIONS
Voters in The Gambia are casting their ballots in the first election since the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, with multiple parties poised to enter parliament after 22 years of...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 06, 2017
podcast
Making headlines: Maimane says protesters won't be intimidated by threats of violence The Gambia to hold first election after Yahya Jammeh And, ANCYL in Limpopo warns anti-Zuma protesters
 
 
The Gambia to hold first election after Yahya Jammeh
ELECTIONS
The Gambia will hold its first election on Thursday since the downfall of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh. Expectations are high that new lawmakers will overhaul the national assembly once derided as...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - March 24, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Zuma considers designating 3 new JSC members Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission And, Sassa officials nabbed for R5.5-million fraudulent grant payouts
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
Will Gambia's opposition continue to stick together?
POLITICS
West African think tank, the Open Society Initiative says African leaders have a lot to learn from what happened in The Gambia, adding that the continent should build strong democratic...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
Gambia's Barrow gets rid of 'drivers of the repressive regime'
POLITICS
The latest political developments in Gambia "are not entirely surprising", especially now that the country's new president Adama Barrow is under "extreme pressure" to deliver on his election...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Zim 'won't tolerate Maimane's senseless insults' – minister
POLITICS
The Zimbabwean government has reportedly slammed Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane for "attacking" President Robert Mugabe and "meddling in the country’s internal affairs". This came...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners
POLITICS
As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained...
 
 
What the rest of Africa can learn from The Gambia's transition to democracy
THE CONVERSATION
The tensions that followed the historic electoral defeat of Gambia strongman President Yahya Jammeh has been a litmus test for democracy in Africa beyond the tiny west African nation. It’s five...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s (other) ICC strategy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - February 14, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Parties to debate Zuma's Sona SABC committee to consider responses to interim report And, Gambia announces plans to stay in ICC
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Kenya’s opposition needs more than a coalition to win the polls
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If the last couple of years have taught us anything about democracy in Africa, it is that coalitions are the key to electoral success for opposition parties. Look at Nigeria, where opposition...
 
 
 
                       
 
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