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Two years ago, Islamic State expelled Shekau from its West Africa “province” for being too hard-line. Is it preparing to reverse course?
In November 2018, Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video for the first time since July.
Since 2009, when Boko Haram first launched its insurgency, the group’s most recognisable leader has been Abubakar Shekau. The notorious leader has featured in... more
While other major cities are blocking private cars to encourage the use of buses, Nairobi is moving in the opposite direction.
Nairobi’s congestion problem has many causes but few easy solutions as the matatu ban showed. Credit: chmoss.
Commuting to work in Kenya’s bustling capital Nairobi has never been easy. Beginning as early as 5 am, people begin pouring into the Central Business... more
A new report documents widespread abuses by the Congolese government against ordinary citizens. Things may get worse as elections approach.
In the last few years, there have been several protests against President Kabila’s government in the capital Kinshasa. Credit: MONUSCO/Myriam Asmani.
The routine use of brutal torture in the conflict situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)... more
Credit: Biafra Ipob Infos.
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If President Lungu is deemed eligible to run for a third term, he will have removed one more hurdle to extending his rule. He has plans for the rest.
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has demonstrated increasingly authoritarian tendencies across his time in office, strategically removing dissenters and rivals. Credit: GCIS.
Last month, most Zambians were surprised to learn that President Edgar... more