Special Report


Problems for Burundi if Nkurunziza goes for a third term

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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'Don't steal our revolution', Burkinabe army warnedBy ROMARIC OLLO HIEN | Tuesday, November 4   2014 at  11:39

Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida (pictured) of Blaise Compaore's elite Presidential Guard elbowed out an earlier claim to the top job by army chief Honore Traore. His assumption of the interim presidency of Burkina Faso has been rejected by Opposition leaders and their supporters. PHOTO / AFP |

International sanctions loom if power is not handed to civilians

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