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Emmanuel Matambo

Dr Emmanuel Matambo is a Senior Researcher at the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Africa-China Studies Twitter @EKMatambo

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Kenneth Kaunda – Obituary

On 17 June 2021, Zambia’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda, died at 97 years of age. Born of Malawian missionaries in modern-day Zambia, Kaunda was...

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Mozambique’s Security Troubles: A Portent for Southern Africa

The security threat in Mozambique is an ominous threat that warrants not only a national but international response. If left unabated, the growing threat...

2021 Student Protests in South Africa: Confronting a Deep Rot?

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Maybe Domestic and International Tough Love is what Africa Needs

  The longevity of some of Africa’s odious regimes has been due to state-sponsored violence and intimidation, ethnic and tribal politics, and the complicity of...

What Trump’s success would have meant for the developing world and Africa – a rejoinder

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More Needless Killings as Zambia Sinks Deeper

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