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South Africa’s kidnapping blight sparks vigilantism

Kidnapping for ransom is reaching epidemic proportions in South Africa. Criminal gangs, many with foreign links, seem to be able to operate with impunity – creating a climate of fear among many communities.

Nigeria: King Oil is dying, arise Prince Tech

Oil, which for decades held pride of place in Nigeria’s economic calculations, is being gradually pushed off the stage. In its place, the new ICT and creative industries are coming to the fore.

Is Angola ready for step three?

The MPLA won Angola’s August election but by a narrower margin than previously. Could dissatisfaction with the ruling party pave the way for a genuine democratic dispensation in the future?