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People leaving their homes in the flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira, Mozambique in the wake of tropical cyclone Idai. Denis Onyodi/ IFRC handout

Tropical cyclone Idai: The storm that knew no boundaries

The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
Protesters block a major road leading into centre of Zimbabwe’ capital Harare. EPA-EFE/Aaron Ufumeli

What needs to be done to stop Zimbabwe’s violent meltdown

To stem the tide of the current crisis before it totally overwhelms President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF, he needs to immediately cease the brutal onslaught on civilians.
Turkish people in Ankara attempting to stop a military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 16, 2016. AP Photo

No coups occurred in 2018. Will next year be so stable?

2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.
Zimbabwean Olympic gold medallist swimmer, Kirsty Coventry, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa after taking the oath of office. Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Mnangagwa’s been wooing Zimbabwe’s white sports heroes. Here’s why

In mending the relations with Zimbabwe's white community by roping in Kirsty Coventry and Bruce Grobbelaar, President Mnangagwa might just have pulled off a masterstroke.
New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers a speech during the swearing in of the new members of his cabinet at the State House in Harare. EPA Images

Zimbabwe: troubled nation now faces tough foreign policy choices

The time for words is over – the world wants to see positive action if it is going to engage and invest.

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