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Ray ‘Chikapa’ Phiri

ON MONDAY morning, there was no one when I got to the office, I guess I was too early. And so I went to the corner where I met this

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Absent presidents

Newspapers still need copy to hold the ads apart even when nothing much is happening. So I was quite pleased when I noticed that the presidents of two African countries,

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Why Lesotho’s reforms may fail

“Constitution-making and constitutional reform are at the very core of state building and democratic consolidation. As such, the making and remaking of a constitution is a societal and national project

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The role of vision in an organisation’s success

Research has found that organisations that have coherent and meaningful mission and vision statements provide more than double the return in shareholder benefits when compared to organisations that do not

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Qatar showdown?

The deadline that Saudi Arabia and its allies set for Qatar to submit to their “non-negotiable” demands has just passed, and Qatar has not complied. So what happens now? Does

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Encore – Mandoza

S. Mothibi The birth of any era or individual is accompanied by the sound of the voices that celebrate its advent, and the poetry in the music expresses the feelings

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Bill Gates: penning a story for posterity Tsepiso S. Mothibi That a star is born is a miracle, it is even more miraculous when one considers the complex reactions between

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Triple murder spotlights Kenya’s culture of impunity

No Kenyan leaders have been successfully prosecuted for the post-election violence of 2007-2008, even though more than 1,000 Kenyans were killed in the politically-motivated bloodletting. With extrajudicial killings on the

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From Cleaning Corpses to Sex With Strangers, Widow Rituals Fuel Disease in Africa

By Josiane Kouagheu and Kieran Guilbert Douala/Dakar — “If you accept these degrading rituals, you run the risk of disease. If you don’t, you are ostracised.” When Clarisse’s husband died

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South Africa in need of an opposition

JOHANNESBURG – Rows of black marble headstones mark the graves of those who died in the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, when South African police fired into a crowd of demonstrators,