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South African politics: Uncertainty prevails

South African politics: Uncertainty prevails

At the time of last year’s local government elections, it appeared we were at the end of a political age in South Africa. Since then, however, little evidence has emerged to suggest that this was, or is,  the case. It is November 2022, and the African National...

A strategy to future-proof Zambia’s mining industry

A strategy to future-proof Zambia’s mining industry

Zambia is in an opportune position to benefit from the growing demand for copper to support the global energy transition. Policymakers in President Hakainde Hichilema’s administration have an opportunity to build a resilient and high-performance Zambian economy to...

Africans want democracy, but elections must be fair

Africans want democracy, but elections must be fair

This year the African Union (AU) celebrates its 20th anniversary. Despite facing many setbacks and challenges in the past two decades, the institution remains key in addressing the many difficulties facing the continent. The state of democracy and respect for human...

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Angola election day predictions

Angola election day predictions

According to numerous political commentators, President João Lourenço’s pursuit to be re-elected on 24 August 2022 is facing increasing pressure from the main opposition leader of UNITA, Adalberto Costa Júnior, who is ahead in several opinion polls. A poll from the...

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African Union at 20 – Successes and challenges

African Union at 20 – Successes and challenges

On 9 September 1999, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) adopted the Sirte Declaration calling for the establishment of the African Union (AU). The AU was officially launched on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa. As former President Thabo Mbeki noted, when the...

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