Former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, from the DA, third from left, and his deputy Mongameli Bobani, from the UDM, extreme right, help clean up a street in 2017.
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South Africa’s political parties would do well to learn from Ireland, where the three largest political parties negotiated a coalition treaty that stipulated mechanisms for conflict resolution.
A Russian armoured personnel carrier on the streets of Bangui.
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Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.
Religious identity played a role in liberation struggle.
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A spate of anti-clerical attacks has put a spotlight on the role of Christian leaders in South Sudan.
Soldiers from the People’s Defence Force taking part in training at an undisclosed location in Myanmar.
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With hundreds now killed since the coup and civilians increasingly taking up arms against the junta, there are fears the country could be headed toward civil war.
The Murugappans have been fighting to stay in Australia for years. All the while, Sri Lanka has one of the worst records of state-perpetrated violence against civilians in the early 21st century.
Displaced people arrive in Pemba, Mozambique, after fleeing Palma following a brutal attack by Islamist insurgents in March.
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The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno has died at the age of 68.
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When he grabbed power in 1990, Déby promised to create a democratic society, but he turned out to be a ruthless authoritarian whose main agenda was to remain in office.
The dining-out experience has changed as people wear masks and are separated by plexiglass in outdoor dining.
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The pandemic changed people’s dining-out experience, with takeout becoming more common. But since dining out became fashionable in the 18th century, how and where people go to eat has been evolving.
Huntsville reveres hometown hero Sam Houston. And he did not revere the Confederacy.
Texas’ most famous statesman, Sam Houston, was a slave owner who opposed the Confederacy. But white Texans tend to omit his dissent in current debates over removing Confederate markers.
Tubman, left, with a few of the former slaves she helped escape.
Although millions voted to put her face on the bill in an online poll, many still don’t know the story of her life and the role faith played in it.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching from his pulpit in 1960 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The church has played a vital role in America’s civil rights struggle. It was the spiritual home to MLK, to the generations that shaped the vision of the late civil rights leader, and now to Sen. Raphael Warnock.
A historic first: the Confederate battle flag inside the U.S. Capitol.
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Since its creation, the infamous diagonal blue cross with white stars on a red background has been a symbol of white resistance to giving Black Americans more political power.
The Proud Boys outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
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The protests that ended in the storming of the US Capitol included members of white supremacy groups, the latest example of such groups being encouraged by politicians to challenge government.
Ethiopian soldiers in 2005 on a hilltop outpost overlooking the northern town of Badme, in the Tigray region.
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The Ethiopian premier is manipulating ethnic rivalries to shift the agenda from democratic reform to authoritarianism.
Around 25,000 Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have crossed into neighbouring Sudan.
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Food security in Tigray was becoming critical even before the current armed conflict.
Trump falsely declaring a win in the early hours of Nov. 4, 2020, the day after the US election, as ballot counting continued in Pennsylvania and other battleground states.
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Five of the six disputed presidential elections in US history were resolved and the country moved on – but one ended in civil war. What will happen if the 2020 election is contested?
What will judges do? And when will they do it?
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Federal election law is riddled with uncertainties. And that’s not a good situation for the country if it finds itself in the middle of a contested election.
Rats that can sniff out land mines are changing the perception of the military in Cambodia.
Rats used in mine-clearing operations are changing the perception of the country’s military, which is viewed with suspicion after decades of civil war.
The 9-member Chase Court in 1867, dominated by Northern Republicans.
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In the 1860’s, the Supreme Court was a ‘partisan creature’ and President Lincoln and the Republican Party remade it so that it reflected the party’s priorities.
An early voter waits in line outside the Athens County Board of Elections Office on Oct. 6, 2020 in Athens, Ohio.
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This year is seeing a high number of absentee and mail-in ballots and voting in the period before Election Day – but early voting periods are not new to the 2020 election.