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Politics and Society Zim, Zambia’s man-made, colonial legacy electricity crisis

It was always going to be a man made crisis. That is the power shortages being experienced by Zimbabwe and Zambia due to the sharp drop in water levels at the world’s largest man-made water reservoir, Kariba Dam. The government of Zimbabwe and it’s electricity supplier Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) are at pains to explain the primary cause as being that of low rainfall last year.

African Cities and Journalism: the past in heated conversation with the future
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Politics and Society African Cities and Journalism: the past in heated conversation with the future

The theme of this year’s Highway Africa Conference at Rhodes University in South Africa is ‘Journalism and the City’. It is a theme that conference organizers have explained is intended to help expand the debate around the media’s ‘urban’ narratives and representation of the poor ahead of the Africities Summit to be held later on in the year.

Africa’s undemocratic third term template: et tu Kagame, Sassou Nguesso?
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Politics and Society Africa’s undemocratic third term template: et tu Kagame, Sassou Nguesso?

There are three African presidents who have caught the attention of the global media all for the same reason in the last couple of months or more. Presidents Kagame, Nkurunziza and Sassou Nguesso of Rwanda, Burundi and Congo Brazzaville respectively have actively sought and in one instance already acquired third terms of office