Banking authorities in the United States forced the Namibian government to recall N$156-million it transferred to a Chinese state-owned arms dealer Poly Technologies after the US government slapped sanctions on the company, The Namibian has learnt. By SHINOVENE IMMANUEL for AMABHUNGANE.
Divisions within the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North create an opportunity for renewal
One of the key concerns is the “continuous lowering of the ceiling” of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) demands vis-à-vis the Sudan government during peace talks. The rebel leadership has agreed to address this concern and others during a convention to be held in June. By NUBA REPORTS.
This is a special edition of Amabookabooka – it’s from a previous podcast series we produced called Extraordinary Lives. This episode, recorded two years ago, was never released and we’re releasing it now to coincide with the 109th anniversary of the birth of Bram Fischer – the South African prime minister we should have had. By AMABOOKABOOKA.
Zimbabwe: What Britain and the West did – and didn’t – do during the Matabeleland massacres of 1983-4
Contrary to allegations that Western governments “did nothing” when Mugabe’s army went on the rampage in the early 1980s, they may have helped prevent total slaughter. But they also taught him that he could calibrate the violence and get away with it. By STUART DORAN.
This year by all accounts will be defined as a watershed year. In the aftermath of the recent global recession, populism, protectionism and corruption are on the rise globally. A series of populist electoral and referenda victories have swept the world, most recently in Turkey. What does this seeming retreat of democracy mean for Africa? By JOHN FILITZ.
We all know that southern Africa is resource-rich. We also know that these resources are rarely managed well. A new study from the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa looks at what exactly states are doing wrong. By SIMON ALLISON.