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Sintha Chiumia | Nov 08th, 2013

A recent report published on the website of SW Radio Africa stated that “it is believed” there are “between two and three million Zimbabweans living and working” in South Africa. Citing interviews conducted by the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency, the report also...

Nov 06th, 2013

It’s been a dreadful year for gay rights in Zambia with waves of homophobic hate speech interspersed with spurious arrests and public harassment of same sex couples. But last night an astonishing thing happened – the country’s First Lady...

Godwin Murunga | Nov 05th, 2013

The last two weeks accorded me a rare chance to attend two meetings: a leadership training workshop in Lusaka and an AU retreat in Abidjan on the promotion of peace, security and stability in Africa.

The African Leadership Centre partnered with the Open Society...

Jonathan Birchall | Nov 04th, 2013

The laws of war, also known as international humanitarian law, have long protected property against pillage during armed conflict.

Darlington Muyambwa | Oct 29th, 2013

OSISA and the African Leadership Centre have just run a course in Lusaka on Leadership and Society. We asked the participants to send us their thoughts

Louise Redvers | Oct 29th, 2013

The government in Angola is in denial. Last week, it denied sending troops into the Republic of Congo, claiming instead the Congolese soldiers tried to occupy Angolan territory.

Ben Radley | Oct 29th, 2013

To be fair to some of the main advocacy organisations behind the campaign to ‘clean up’ eastern DRC’s minerals, such as Global Witness...

Oct 29th, 2013

Buoyed by the unprecedented criticism of Swaziland’s recent elections by the African Union, SADC and the Commonwealth, some optimists believed that this might be a turning point, that King Mswati might consider a more conciliatory – even...

Juliet Mphande | Oct 29th, 2013

October 24 marked the celebration of 49 years of Zambia's independence. Despite close to half a century of independence from Britain, Zambia still holds fast to, and claims as its own, some draconian laws inherited from its colonial...

Tadala Muyaya | Oct 28th, 2013

OSISA and the African Leadership Centre have just run a course in Lusaka on Leadership and Society. We asked the participants to send us their thoughts

Ozias Tungwarara | Oct 25th, 2013

On Monday this week RENAMO announced that it was pulling out of Mozambique’s 1992 peace accord, which ended a brutal 16 year civil war that killed a million people.  The decision came after the Mozambican army attacked RENAMO’s...

Udo Jude Ilo | Oct 23rd, 2013

OSISA and the African Leadership Centre are running a course in Lusaka on Leadership and Society. We asked the participants to send us their thoughts

Dr Joseph Hanlon | Oct 23rd, 2013

Recent skirmishes between Renamo guerrillas and the Mozambican government military, leading to the attack on Monday on Afonso Dhlakama's headquarters in Santungira, need to be viewed in a broader context of post-war history....

Thembi Mutch | Oct 22nd, 2013

A visit to Mozambique’s capital can be an experience in luxury. Maputo’s newly-built international airport sells aftershaves for $230 and bottles of Dom Perignon for $320. Across the city centre, bars and restaurants with names such as...

Anneke Meerkotter | Oct 20th, 2013

On 16 October 2013, the long awaited trial of human rights activist, Paul Kasonkomona, proceeded in the Lusaka Magistrates Court in Zambia. Evidence led by the State during Kasonkomona’s trial confirms suspicions that the arrest and...

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