Despite its historic importance, Sharpeville itself has remained unknown and its residents anonymous, yet they have a story to tell.
The evidence suggests that atrocities committed against civilians and communities were indeed intended to destroy an identifiable group.
State security agents violently quashed protests following the 2020 arrest of musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine.
The very low public trust in the Ghanaian police suggests a crisis of legitimacy.
Pretoria needs to pull off a balancing act in managing South Africa’s international relations to advance its economic interests.
Ahtisaari’s role in Namibia was crucial. But he left a major legacy in pursuing peace in various places of conflict in his later life too.
Ecowas’ threats to intervene militarily in Niger played a role in the creation of the Alliance of Sahel States, whose members have pledged to assist each other in the event of aggression.
Support for the Palestinian cause has remained a steadfast element of South African foreign policy since the ANC came into power in 1994.
South Africa will miss having a “diplomat-scholar” of his calibre to turn to for sage advice.
South Africa is a large peninsula on the strategic Cape sea route. Some 90% of its trade flows through its harbours. The navy defends the country’s sovereignty and national interests.
While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
The African Union’s membership in the G20 is an important complement to existing strategic partnerships.
Zimbabwe’s 2023 elections look like their predecessors: stolen. But this one is a bit different. Opposition strategies and regional responses have changed too. What does this mean for the future?
Russia is not interested in helping Africa to prosper or achieve stability, but as a theatre for advancing the Kremlin’s geostrategic interests.
It would help African countries to have a common position on the Ukraine war. This should be based on its impact on food and energy security in the continent.
The Sudanese state today betrays its history as a plunder state on the margins of the global order.
Economic infrastructure that affects several African countries runs through Niger.
The South African print often uses language that portrays foreigners in a bad light, and dehumanises them.
Nelson Chamisa defines himself as a social democrat who believes in providing substantial welfare to support healthcare and basic education.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not faced official investigation or prosecution over his role in Operation Gukurahundi – 40 years on.