Africa: No Coups Occurred in 2018. Will Next Year Be So Stable?

[The Conversation Africa] The past year may have felt politically tumultuous, between Saudi Arabia’s brazen killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, the resurgence of authoritarianism in Eastern Europe and Donald Trump’s unorthodox approach to U.S.

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South Sudan’s neighbours help launder the loot from its civil war

“IAM NOT a rich man,” pleaded Paul Malong, the ex-chief of South Sudan’s army, in an interview on Kenyan television. Shaking his head, he denied having plundered state coffers or being responsible for war crimes committed by his troops. “I am just a family man,” he explained.

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A British academic is jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates

The couple in happier times AFTER FIVE months in solitary confinement, his final court appearance lasted barely five minutes. On November 21st a court in Abu Dhabi convicted a British academic of espionage and sentenced him to life in prison

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