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Congolese security forces kill 6, arrest 250 people at anti-Kabila protest

 Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country said. Kabila’s refusal to step down at the end of his mandate in December 2016 […]

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After Mugabe, all eyes are on Museveni: how long can he cling to power?

  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni speaks during a presidential campaign rally in the capital Kampala in 2016. Reuters/James Akena Justin Willis, Durham University; Gabrielle Lynch, University of Warwick, and Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham On 21 November, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned as president under intense pressure from the military, his own party, and mass […]

What drives instability in Africa and what can be done about it

  French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to French counter-terrorism forces in northern Mali, in May. EPA/Christophe Petit Tesson Jakkie Cilliers, University of Pretoria Africa will remain turbulent because it is poor and young, but also because it is growing and dynamic. Development is disruptive but also presents huge opportunities. The continent needs to […]