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Offshore gas sparked hope in Mozambique. Then an Islamist insurgency happened

Nairobi, March 31 -- Recent events in Palma, a town in the volatile Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique, have taken bloodshed in the region to new levels. Dozens of people were killed whe... Read More


Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage

Nairobi, March 30 -- For a week the world was gripped by the extraordinary sight of a massive container ship that had run aground in the Suez Canal in Egypt. The Ever Given is 400m long (1,312ft) and ... Read More


How a popular movement could threaten Idriss Deby's 30-year rule

Nairobi, March 25 -- Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, who has ruled since 1990, is gearing up to take on his sixth mandate as head of state. Elections are scheduled for 11 April 2021. And the count... Read More


How feminist research and teaching gained a foothold in the Nigerian academy

Nigeria, March 23 -- The unequal status of women persists, despite various waves of feminist activism around the world for centuries. One major gain of feminists, however, is the rate at which their v... Read More


South Africa's Goodwill Zwelithini: the Zulu king without a kingdom

Nairobi, March 19 -- King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, who recently died at the age of 72, was the longest reigning of all Zulu kings on record. This was the 50th year of his incumbency. His reig... Read More