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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.

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?