Politics

So long, Western Sahara

After Donald Trump recognised Morocco’s claims over the disputed region, Andrea Dijkstra looks at what the future holds for Africa’s ‘last colony’.    The future of an independent Western Sahara has been thrown into doubt, after outgoing US president Donald…

Africa's new dawn for democracy

While the West seems to have abandoned many of its basic democratic principles during the Covid-19 pandemic, in Africa governments have been voted out of office, lockdowns overthrown – and people have been taking to the streets in defence of…

Botswana's presidents at war

As Botswana's former leader Ian Khama announces plans to sue the state over corruption and terrorism claims, NewsAfrica Magazine asks what lies behind President Masisi’s feud with his predecessor. At the official opening of the 38th Ordinary Summit of SADC…

Ethiopian-Egypt dam 'war' threats

As President Trump warns that Ethiopia’s new dam could lead to war with Egypt, NewsAfrica asks whether Addis should be as scared as it seems to be. ‘Egypt will blow up that dam,’ US president Donald Trump told Sudan's Prime…

Malawi debates gay marriage

Malawi's new government announces possible changes to anti-sodomy legislation, including allowing gay couples to marry. Malawi made headlines last month after announcing to a UN conference that it may not only decriminalise gay sex – but it is also considering…

African news in brief

A round-up of the latest news from the African continent, including Mozambique's war on terror, the Israel-Sudan peace deal, and Uganda's troubled elections. Uganda At least 45 people have been killed following widespread protests over the detention of Uganda’s opposition…
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