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Tom Thabane, prime minister of Lesotho, during a recent visit to Ethiopia. Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Lesotho’s prime minister plays for time. But the end beckons

Power is visibly draining away from Tom Thabane. But, even at 80 years old, he remains a wily operator, and seems determined to cause maximum trouble to secure his immunity from prosecution.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the opening of the new Turkish embassy in Mogadishu in June 2016. MOHAMED Abdiwahab/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey in Africa: what a small but growing interest portends

Turkey harbours strong national ambitions, and a willingness to grow and use its military muscle alongside economic instruments.
Mokgweetsi Masisi being sworn in as the elected President of Botswana by Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane. With him is his wife Neo. Mmegi

How Masisi outsmarted Khama to take the reins in Botswana

The Khamas have dominated Botswana’s politics since the 1870s, but they are now a discredited, spent force.

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