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The masses calling for democracy, pluralism and an end to corruption have learned the lessons from recent failed uprisings.
The re-election of Cyril Ramaphosa’s party in South African elections has provoked rumbles among smaller parties.
Protesters want to instate a civil government, but years of autocratic rule have left Sudan devoid of civil society leaders.
The Commonwealth does about a sixth of the trade with the UK that the EU does – and has neither the capacity nor the desire to be turned into a significant trading bloc.
Banks loaned £1.5bn to Mozambique, helping trigger an economic crisis. Now, the country’s debt could thwart reconstruction in the wake of Cyclone Idai.
Storms have no regard for political boundaries.
Is there any experience that better encapsulates modern anxieties than hurtling through space thousands of feet above solid ground?
During World War II, the British army press-ganged African men and stationed them in battlefields far from home. Today, their testimonies are finally being heard.
As British ambassador to South Sudan from 2015 to 2017, I was there for the second disastrous collapse of the government. I hope the fragile new peace can become permanent.
“If you educate a woman, you educate a nation.”
The “crocodile” is biting back.