In some places strong gains made by the opposition, ironically lead to more repression against democracy activists rather than open up the political space.
Lungu took advantage of a fire at a popular Lusaka market to declare a state of emergency, that gives him power to suspend Parliament, restrict freedom of movement, and impose a curfew.
Humour functions both as a personal coping mechanism of the poor to deal with social meltdown, and as a political tool to “puncture the hubris of state power”
Did Kabila give in to pressure from Angola and others, or has he calculated that the new accord will fail sooner or later and that he now won’t have to take the blame for it?
Doctors are struggling to treat even simple infections due to a severe shortage of medicines, but President Maduro rejected a plan for WHO subsidised medical supplies and shipment of medicines from abroad
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