Expert Analysis

Energy crisis plan in action, yet more load-shedding coming  

Energy crisis plan in action, yet more load-shedding coming  

In July 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the much-required energy crisis plan, which aims to increase energy security and end load-shedding. Load-shedding is a euphemism describing rolling blackouts to alleviate pressure on the national transmission grid....

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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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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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Kenya’s supreme court declares William Ruto election winner

Kenya’s supreme court declares William Ruto election winner

On 5 September, Kenya’s supreme court upheld results declaring William Ruto the winner of August’s presidential elections. The fifth time was still not a charm for Raila Odinga as he challenged his presidential election loss through the supreme court. He raised...

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Angola pre-election day developments

Angola pre-election day developments

Election campaigns Indications are that election campaigning has remained relatively peaceful with no major incidents of violence reported. The National Youth Council launched a door-to-door voter education campaign in Luanda. This campaign helped inform and educate...

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