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Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest

29 February 2020, 9:55 AM

Roman Polanski cast a shadow over France’s Cesar Awards on Friday even as he won best directing for his film “An Officer and a Spy,” with several women in the audience walking out in protest at honouring a man facing rape accusations.

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

16 January 2020, 5:40 AM

Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe’s economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country’s population has access to electricity. The country has access to vast and diverse possible energy resources. These include about 12 billion metric tonnes of coal, hydro power potential concentrated along […]

Mobile courts deliver long-awaited justice in remote parts of South Sudan

12 December 2019, 8:09 AM

People living in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria town of Yambio can now have access to justice, through the initiation of a mobile court in the area, which is expected to hear more than 100 cases by end of the year.

African migrants are not made up of only those fleeing danger: UN Report

21 October 2019, 9:22 PM

A new United Nations report has found that despite dangers, majority of irregular migrants from Africa to Europe would still travel. They are doing so not because they are fleeing danger but rather because their home countries are not able to meet their aspirations quickly enough.

‘Policy critical to SA’s developmental trajectory’

7 June 2019, 9:24 PM

The issue of policy consensus is critical to South Africa’s developmental trajectory. That is the view of the United Nations Development Programme’s newly-appointed Resident Representative to South Africa, Economist Dr Ayodele Odusola, who assumes the role later in June.

‘Golden handshake’ for DR Congo’s outgoing ministers

1 February 2019, 9:29 PM

In the weeks leading up to Democratic Republic of Congo’s controversial election, those leaving power quietly passed two decrees guaranteeing themselves money and benefits that would ensure their financial security for decades to come.

DR Congo set for historic political transition

24 January 2019, 5:41 AM

Felix Tshisekedi is to be sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country’s first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly-disputed elections.

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Solar cures energy ills at Zimbabwe’s power-short clinics

22 December 2018, 5:02 PM

The giant solar panels mounted on the roof of Budiriro Polyclinic, a public health centre in Harare, bring a smile to the faces of patients, including 40-year-old Alen Tafirei.

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Steps new government must take to get the DRC onto a sounder footing

22 December 2018, 7:59 AM

Protests against Joseph Kabila staying in power in the DRC. Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock Marta Iñiguez, Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been consumed by conflict and instability over the past two decades. The state is weak while unemployment is rife and good health care and education are inaccessible for most people. […]

Congo opposition set demands for December poll

23 July 2018, 9:04 PM

Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday called on President Joseph Kabila to step down ahead of elections in December but ruled out boycotting the poll.

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