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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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Southern Africa: haven for dominant party states

Southern Africa provides fertile ground for dominant political parties, many of whom have been around for longer than most of their citizens have been alive. The ANC in South Africa has enjoyed an unbroken 20 year spell in power since the … Continue reading

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As Zambia turns fifty, President Sata goes AWOL (again)

On Friday 24th of October, Zambia celebrated fifty years of independence from the British. This was a significant moment and it was rightly celebrated in style. Commemorations were organised across the country, including a gala event and fireworks display at Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium … Continue reading

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