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South Sudan needs $1.7 billion humanitarian aid in 2018 – UN

 South Sudan needs $1.7 billion in aid next year to help 6 million people — half of its population — cope with the effects of war, hunger and economic decline, the government and the United Nations announced on Wednesday. South Sudan slid into civil war in late 2013, two years after gaining independence from Sudan […]

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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 […]