Politics

Western populists risk killing safari industry 

With the West imposing racist Covid-19 quarantine laws against travellers from Africa, the future of the continent’s lucrative safari industry hangs in the balance. And, as Britt Collins discovers, a collapse in tourist numbers not only risks pushing millions into…

Rebels unite in Central African Republic

Wracked by sectarian violence for decades, rival rebel groups in the Central African Republic have joined forces to overthrow the government, following a disputed election. But, as war correspondent Jack Losh reports, it’s still business as usual for the long-suffering…

Somali impasse threatens regional peace

As last month’s deadline to choose a new president is missed, Somalia’s politicians are risking instability across East Africa. By Zachary Ochieng in Nairobi.   The crisis in Somalia continues to escalate as politicians squabble over elections in the war-torn…

West Africa Ebola fears

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone on edge over fears of Ebola return. By Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia   It has been five years since the deadly Ebola virus was beaten out of the Mano River Union countries. The countries, which…

Refilling Lake Chad key to regional peace

Chad’s decision to withdraw its request for Unesco protection for the lake has raised questions among its neighbours, reports Zachary Ochieng.   In May 2017, the Chadian government applied to Unesco asking for Lake Chad to be named a World…

Mystery surrounds death of Tanzanian president

The government says John Magufuli died of heart problems, but questions abound over what really happened to the 61-year-old, who had a doctorate in chemistry and warned against devastating Covid-19 lockdowns in Tanzania.   After spending the last year disputing…
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