Category: AIF Issue 57

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Swapo – Namibia’s sinking ship  

Mired in electoral setbacks and corruption scandals, Namibia’s liberation movement is quickly losing ground.  

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Angola’s long legacy of centralised control 

Angolan Joăo Lourenço largely proved critics wrong after coming to power as only the country’s second post-civil war leader in 2017.

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Zimbabwean liberation war veterans mourn a dream deferred 

Corruption, patronage and bad governance have betrayed Zimbabwe’s liberation victory.

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Is South Africa ready for coalition government? 

Based on its current service delivery record, mediocre at best, and its divided trajectory…

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South Africa’s liberation struggle and the inside/outside conundrum 

Forty years ago, the Matola raid (January 1981) resulted in the massacre of 15 African National Congress (ANC) freedom fighters by apartheid forces…

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Cameroon: A nation on the edge

With no end in sight to President Paul Biya’s iron grip on power, new resistance groups are springing up in Cameroon.

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Togo’s thirst for real political change continues 

When Toto became a republic in 1961 Togo became a republic, its citizens hoped this signalled an era of stability for the country…

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Power dynamics in post-independence Zimbabwe

A nexus between power, politics and the military Literature is awash with research on the militarisation of the state…

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The taste of freedom

Women’s memories of food offer insights into Mozambique’s liberation struggle.

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Kenya comes full circle  

In 2002, the Kenya African National Union (KANU), the ruling party in Kenya since independence from Great Britain in 1963…

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Civil-military relations: An uneasy alliance

After years of armed struggle to compete for power, Africa has ended up with a post-liberation legacy…

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