Special Report


A revolution under threat of being still-born

Burkinabe army maintains grip on power as Zida named PM

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Problems for Burundi if Nkurunziza goes for a third termBy FRED OLUOCH | Tuesday, November 18  2014 at  13:54

Supporters of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza (pictured) are angling he goes for a controversial third term. PHOTO / FILE |

Opposition groups warn of a possible return to civil war

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What MPs' scuffles reveal about South Africa's democracyBy BBC | Monday, November 17  2014 at  19:00

These are crucial, perhaps even momentous, times for South African politics. PHOTO | BBC |

Much depends on the way the ANC deals with a more robust opposition in parliament

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Tanzania tightens grip on civil society ahead of pollsBy BERNARD MWINZI | Friday, November 14  2014 at  12:44

The Dar es Salaam headquarters of the Legal and Human Rights Centre, the biggest civil society organisation in Tanzania. The organisation also runs the University of Bagamoyo. PHOTO | KILIAN KRONE  |

Groups say a culture of oppression more rampant than publicly acknowledged

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Are we asking the wrong questions about Ebola?By BEN CARTER | Wednesday, November 12  2014 at  15:04

Statistician Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. PHOTO / BBC |

A health expert says despite reduced cases eradication will not be easy

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Ebola: Braving threats to bury Sierra Leone's deadBy ANDREW HARDING | Thursday, November 6  2014 at  18:11

Mariatu Kagbo volunteered to join the burial team to protect the dignity of women. PHOTO / BBC |

It is not only the infected who face stigma

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