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As Kabila eyes another term, the AU must speak up

A recent DRC Constitutional Court ruling could create just enough confusion in the legal and political landscape to legitimise what is, essentially, a straightforward power grab. By Stephanie Wolters Nineteen

Business

South African Shoppers Flock to Giant New Mall

JOHANNESBURG South African shoppers flocked to the opening last Thursday of one of Africa’s largest malls outside Johannesburg, despite rising unemployment and slowing economic growth. The Mall of Africa, spanning

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We need to prepare an exit strategy for Zuma’

Max du Preez Now that the balance of power has irrevocably turned against President Jacob Zuma, we should be less concerned with exactly when he’s going to resign than with

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Economy‚ elections – and not the Guptas – expected to top ANC NEC agenda

The economy and the coming local elections are expected to be the main topics of discussion on day two of the ANC’s National Executive Committee meeting in Pretoria. There is

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Lone protester demands answers on Zimbabwe’s missing diamond billions

 A widely shared photograph of a lone man standing outside Zimbabwe’s parliament with a placard demanding answers to the country’s missing diamond billions has sparked admiration as well as memories

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Qaeda claims attack on Algerian gas plant

Algiers – Al-Qaeda’s North Africa arm has claimed responsibility for a mortar attack on a gas plant in the Sahara jointly operated by Britain’s BP and Norway’s Statoil, calling it