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Support for Mugabe in countries like South Africa speaks to a major tension for democracies in the region – between protecting the human rights they fought for decades to have and protecting those who fought that battle alongside them.
While no ruling party has yet been unseated, the alienation and frustration expressed by a new generation has sent a sharp message in South Africa, Zambia, and even Zimbabwe.
It's been at least three decades since southern and eastern Africa have seen this level of drought. In an ironic twist, the progress countries have made in responding to drought may be making it harder to get the outside help many need.
For the first time, the death penalty became illegal in more than half the world in 2015. That shift comes in large part due to changes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Millions in parts of eastern and southern Africa are facing the worst drought in three decades. Only 15 percent of the $155 million needed for relief aid has been funded to date.
The residents of Lüderitz are engaged in a battle that will decide whether its German heritage is literally wiped off the face of the map.
Debate over the morality of bullfighting is heating up in Spain again, in a summer that has already seen furor over Cecil the Lion's killing in Zimbabwe and the bludgeoning of a bunny on the radio in Denmark.
An international outcry over the slaying of Cecil, a lion lured out of a national park, has put a spotlight on Zimbabwe's enforcement of wildlife protection laws.
The killing of Cecil the lion by a US hunter in Zimbabwe is drawing attention to the money side of hunting lions and other 'trophy' wildlife.
When it comes to naming traditions, Zimbabweans are inspired by tradition, superstition — and baby soft skin?
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