Governance

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My Nigeria: five writers and artists reflect on the place they call home
A curious picture of pride, optimism, despair and frustration emerges as the country’s creatives consider their homeland

29, Oct, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Assad regime ‘siphons millions in aid’ by manipulating Syria’s currency
Government pocketed half of donations in 2020 as central bank forced UN agencies to use lower exchange rate

Tessa Fox in Beirut

21, Oct, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Najla Bouden: what next for Tunisia’s first female PM?
Academic’s appointment marks historic moment for Arab world but comes amid political and economic crisis, with some fearing she will be Kais Saied’s pawn

Lizzy Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK aid cuts make it vital to address anti-black bias in funding | Kennedy Odede
Covid-19 has shown the effectiveness of local partners. If the sector is to respond and rebuild, it must redistribute power

Kennedy Odede

16, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lesotho murder rate ranked sixth worst in world as judicial system breaks down
Killings of police officers in tiny mountain kingdom has added to sense of ‘lack of consequences’, say analysts

Silence Charumbira in Maseru

01, Sep, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Zambia’s democracy at ‘tipping point’ as army deployed on polling day
Fears grow that military presence and alleged restrictions on opposition campaign could tarnish reputation for fair elections

Kaamil Ahmed

12, Aug, 2021 @12:04 PM

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The UK has been linked to Congo’s ‘conflict minerals’ – where are the criminal charges? | Vava Tampa
Swiss court ruling is not the first time plunder of DRC’s mineral wealth has been linked to the killing of Congolese people. Without accountability, it won’t be the last

Vava Tampa

21, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Guns, gangs and foreign meddling: how life in Haiti went from bad to worse
Corrupt elites and badly managed aid have ensured life for Haitians remains mired in violence and poverty. President Moïse’s assassination marks an escalating catastrophe

Peter Beaumont

19, Jul, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Ethiopians cast ballots in delayed election against backdrop of Tigray conflict
Frontrunner Abiy Ahmed needs popular mandate to bolster his grip on power amid growing criticism

Jason Burke Africa correspondent and agencies in Addis Ababa

21, Jun, 2021 @10:58 AM

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‘They beat him’: fear and anger at latest police killing in Tunis
Protests erupt again in Tunisian capital after man ‘beaten to death’ amid claims of police impunity

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

18, Jun, 2021 @1:35 PM

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My story proves Rwanda’s lack of respect for good governance and human rights | Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza
Responsibility for defending what the Commonwealth stands for must not pass to the country without reforms

Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza

01, Jun, 2021 @8:11 AM

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Kenya’s high court overturns president’s bid to amend constitution
Judges rule that Uhuru Kenyatta, who claimed BBI plan was to end country’s cycle of post-election violence, overstepped his authority and can be sued

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

27, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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