Category Archives: Peace

Xenophobic violence returns to the streets of South Africa

South Africa is caught in the midst of another wave of xenophobic violence, as tensions between citizens and foreigners escalate dangerously. In a country with almost 40% unemployment, and a recent history of pervasive enmity between South Africans and the … Continue reading

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Lesotho: elections and uncertaintly

With elections just over two weeks away, Lesotho’s politicians jostle for position, tensions increase and South Africa’s mediation intensifies. At just over 2 million people, Lesotho’s population is one twenty-fifth the size of South Africa’s. Lesotho’s GDP of $2.3 billion represents 0.66% … Continue reading

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Zambians hope for peaceful elections today; as protests hit the DRC

Zambia’s former President Michael Sata died before he could even complete one term, prompting today’s by election; in the DRC, Joseph Kabila is attempting to cling on to power beyond 2016, a move that has sparked street protests. It is estimated … Continue reading

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