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Shadows over Sunshine City

Shadows over Sunshine City

Land invasions and illegal development threaten the source of water to Zimbabwe’s capital. Once referred to as the "Sunshine City" - not only because the sun shines on Harare most days of the year, but because of its...

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

African dynasties: a common phenomenon By Marcel Gascón Barberá Political dynasties have not been an uncommon phenomenon in post-colonial Africa. In Togo and Gabon, two families have been ruling for decades. Hereditary...

How much longer?

How much longer?

The Zimbabwean president managed to hold onto power through a pretence of competition through elections There has been neither peace nor serenity during Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power. He has been at war in Zimbabwe...

Old wine in new bottles

Old wine in new bottles

  Despite its increasingly youthful population, poor succession planning means Africa continues to be governed by aged and ageing tyrants While Africa tries to move forward, it remains largely stuck in its past. That...