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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at a campaign rally ahead of the 2019 general elections. Stefan Heunis/AFP via Getty Images

Why a rise in court cases is bad for democracy in Nigeria

One year after the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, courts and not the electorate, are busy deciding actual winners of the polls.
Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters after addressing a Super Tuesday event in Los Angeles on March 3, 2020. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Africa’s wish list of what might change under a Biden presidency

A Biden presidency would be highly likely to adopt policies that would restore the cooperative links that prevailed under Obama.
The St Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty with mask-wearing women holding stretchers at the backs of ambulances during the global flu epidemic, St Louis, Missouri, October 1918. Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images

South Africa bungled the Spanish flu in 1918. History mustn’t repeat itself for COVID-19

The Spanish flu episode highlights some elementary mistakes made back then which must be avoided at all costs to prevent another public health disaster.
An activist poses for the camera outside Botswana High Court which ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in June 2019. Tshekiso Tebalo/AFP via Getty Images

Africa’s policies hold key to LGBT rights on the continent: here’s how

Predominant public sentiment remains largely anti-homosexual and overshadows constitutionally guaranteed rights in Africa.

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