The Southern African country of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is in military lockdown as a result of violence and brutal retaliation, which escalated in the last two weeks in the Manzini district. The civil unrest opposes pro-democracy protesters and King Mswati III’s army, which defends the royal family through the barrel of the gun.
The global pandemic can only partly explain Zambia’s recent economic misfortune. Energy insecurity in Zambia has constrained cyclical upswings, dampened industrialisation, and exposed the economy disproportionately to the impact of climate events.
They say money doesn’t grow on trees. Well, sometimes it’s just under your feet! A community of Mozambican migrants in Carletonville, in the South African province of Gauteng, found gold dust in the soil of the informal settlement of Xawela.
Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime raids. The reports are based on interviews with US and Kenyan diplomatic and intelligence officials. The team was trained, armed and supported by US and British intelligence officers.