How coronavirus could devastate Africa
Kenya coronavirus
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How coronavirus could devastate Africa

A growing number of infections threaten under-resourced continent
26 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson should drop his Brexiteer mentality
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Instant Opinion: Johnson should drop his Brexiteer mentality

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 17 March
17 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus could ‘delay Brexit’
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Instant Opinion: coronavirus could ‘delay Brexit’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 13 March
13 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Neglect of science left us exposed’
Vaccination
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Instant Opinion: ‘Neglect of science left us exposed’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 12 March
12 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Coronavirus ‘not a crisis of globalisation’
Officials at the Japan Coast Guard base in Yokohama where a cruise ship is in quarantine following an outbreak of coronavirus
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Instant Opinion: Coronavirus ‘not a crisis of globalisation’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 March
11 Mar 2020
Why everyone’s talking about white giraffes
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Why everyone’s talking about white giraffes

Just one of the rare creatures remains in existence after poachers kill mother and her calf
11 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Black voters matter
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Instant Opinion: Black voters matter

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 4 March
4 Mar 2020
UK troops in the Sahel: the ‘new terror frontline’
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UK troops in the Sahel: the ‘new terror frontline’

British forces tackle jihadists in ‘most dangerous peacekeeping mission in the world’
2 Mar 2020
Lesotho scandal: how the PM’s murder charges unfolded
Thomas Thabane, Lesotho, Africa
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Lesotho scandal: how the PM’s murder charges unfolded

Thomas Thabane is seeking immunity over killing of estranged wife
28 Feb 2020
What events may be cancelled due to coronavirus?
Coronavirus
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What events may be cancelled due to coronavirus?

Six Nations matches postponed and Tokyo Olympics under threat as Covid-19 cases reported worldwide
27 Feb 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney
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Why everyone’s talking about Amal Clooney

Human rights lawyer is hired by the Maldives in genocide case against Myanmar
27 Feb 2020
Joe Biden drops claims about meeting Nelson Mandela
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Joe Biden drops claims about meeting Nelson Mandela

Presidential candidate’s campaign forced to admit that he was not detained in apartheid South Africa
27 Feb 2020
The rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak
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The rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak

Autocratic ruler dies at the age of 91 after reigning for 30 years in Egypt
25 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: Bloomberg ‘busts’ in Democratic debate
Michael Bloomberg
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Instant Opinion: Bloomberg ‘busts’ in Democratic debate

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 20 February
20 Feb 2020
Libya peace talks collapse after rocket attack
TRIPOLI, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 18: Smoke rises after warlord Khalifa Haftarâs forces launched an attack on a port near the Martyrs' Square, where celebration events marking the 9th anniversary of
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Libya peace talks collapse after rocket attack

Both sides in the civil war, supported by powerful foreign governments, seem increasingly intent on fighting their way to total victory
20 Feb 2020
What’s next for Libya?
Libya conflict
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What’s next for Libya?

The warring factions in the country are due to resume talks this week in hopes of a ceasefire
17 Feb 2020
Why the Malawi election annulment is a big deal
Malawi election
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Why the Malawi election annulment is a big deal

Judges overturn 2019 election result, citing ‘widespread irregularities’
7 Feb 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Mercenaries, Malawi and infidelity tests
Mercenary Michael Mad Mike Hoare
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The Week Unwrapped: Mercenaries, Malawi and infidelity tests

Was mercenary ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare a British hero? Why has Malawi’s election been annulled? And are ‘infidelity tests’ legal?
7 Feb 2020
Who is Nkosi Johnson?
Nkosi Johnson
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Who is Nkosi Johnson?

HIV campaigner who died aged 12 is commemorated by Google Doodle
4 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Darkness where the future should be’
 A total solar eclipse plunges northern Australia into darkness for just over two minutes
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Instant Opinion: ‘Darkness where the future should be’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 24 January
24 Jan 2020
First lady’s murder: Lesotho PM quizzed over ex’s death
Thomas Thabane, Lesotho, Africa
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First lady’s murder: Lesotho PM quizzed over ex’s death

African leader Thomas Thabane remarried weeks after his former partner was shot dead
24 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: UK’s ‘shameful’ role in Biafran war
Biafran War
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Instant Opinion: UK’s ‘shameful’ role in Biafran war

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 21 January
21 Jan 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Isabel dos Santos
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Why everyone’s talking about Isabel dos Santos

‘Luanda Leaks’ suggest corruption and nepotism at heart of Angolan establishment
20 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Put the ‘spring’ back in the Arab Spring
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Instant Opinion: Put the ‘spring’ back in the Arab Spring

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 17 January
17 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq
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Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 14 January
14 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Black Britons ‘know why Meghan wants out’
Meghan Markle and the Queen
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Instant Opinion: Black Britons ‘know why Meghan wants out’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 10 January
10 Jan 2020
East Africa hit by worst locust invasion in 25 years
Locusts
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East Africa hit by worst locust invasion in 25 years

Hundreds of thousands of tons of food destroyed
10 Jan 2020
The Week Unwrapped podcast: Testosterone, vegans and locusts
South African bodybuilder Marius Dohne prepares for a competition at the Arnold Classic Brazil 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 30, 2015. The 3rd annual multi-disciplinary sports compet
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The Week Unwrapped podcast: Testosterone, vegans and locusts

Why are testosterone levels plummeting? Do vegans need legal protection? And why are locusts swarming across East Africa?
10 Jan 2020
Eight African countries sever currency ties with France
CFA Franc, Money
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Eight African countries sever currency ties with France

Former French colonies to replace the CFA franc with the eco
23 Dec 2019
Tech firms sued over use of child labour in cobalt mines
Cobalt mining, DRC, Congo
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Tech firms sued over use of child labour in cobalt mines

Apple and Google are being sued over alleged child labour in mines in Congo
20 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Morning-after-pill an ‘under-used resource’
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Instant Opinion: Morning-after-pill an ‘under-used resource’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 2 December
2 Dec 2019
What is Lassa fever?
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What is Lassa fever?

Three Britons repatriated from Sierra Leone after coming into contact with two doctors diagnosed with the disease
25 Nov 2019
The countries hit by major protests in 2019
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The countries hit by major protests in 2019

Millions have taken to the streets across the globe this year demanding change
19 Nov 2019
Are we witnessing a new Arab Spring?
Iraqi protesters gather behind a road block during clashes with security forces at Baghdad's Khallani square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations on November 13, 2019. (Photo by AHMA
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Are we witnessing a new Arab Spring?

Young people across the region are frustrated with the corruption and incompetence of their governments
15 Nov 2019
Tobacco giant faces landmark legal case over child labour
Tobacco production in Malawi is one of the nation's largest sources of income.
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Tobacco giant faces landmark legal case over child labour

Lawsuit claims families in Malawi were forced to employ their children
1 Nov 2019
Vladimir Putin’s plan for Africa
Vladimir Putin and Abiy Ahmed
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Vladimir Putin’s plan for Africa

The first Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum takes place this week
23 Oct 2019
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