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President forever

THERE is a curious new vehicle crawling the streets of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. It is a pickup truck, but mounted on its back is a sort of …

Few and far between

LOOK out from the cafés of Accra’s financial district and you could be almost anywhere. In the shadow of glassy skyscrapers, American-accented …

Tanganyika: reddition de près de 50 Maï-Maï Bakata Katanga aux FARDC à Pweto

Des miliciens du groupe Bakata Katanga en train de déposer leurs armes au bureau de la Monusco/Lubumbashi, samedi 23 mars 2013 Ph. Kabena<p>Près de …

Afrique

ANC plans to withdraw South Africa from international criminal court

South Africa plans to leave the international criminal court (ICC), a deputy minister has said, as the government faces criticism for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudan’s president when he visited the country earlier this year.<p>Obed Bapela said the ICC had “lost its direction” and the ruling …

South Africa

That elusive peace

HOLDING court beneath a neem tree in a walled compound next to a mud hut with a satellite dish, Stephen Taker Riak Dong, the acting governor of Unity …

Pulling rank

INDIA is mildly obsessed with rankings. More claims for record-breaking feats come from the country than from any other bar America and Britain, …

Trendy townships

WITH its barrel-vaulted ceilings, garage for five cars and swimming pool hidden from the street by lush gardens, the sprawling home is what you might …

Commanding plights

SCOOPING up gems from the beaches that form part of one of the world’s richest diamond deposits ought to be about as profitable as, well, scooping up …

It’s expensive to be poor

WHEN Ken Martin, a hat-seller, pays his monthly child-support bill, he uses a money order rather than writing a cheque. Money orders, he says, carry …

Clueless and immoral

TO UNDERSTAND how far South Africa has strayed from Nelson Mandela’s legacy, one need only peruse the latest foreign-policy paper drafted by grandees …