How political assassinations are killing African democracy

Africa: The terrible power of political assassinations
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“On Monday 15 May, the people of Lesotho woke to the news that one of the country’s most prominent journalists had been gunned down the night before. Ralikonelo “Leqhashasha” Joki had just finished his popular radio show when he was shot “at least 13 times” in cold blood as he was leaving Tsenolo FM …”

Prof Cheeseman’s latest column for the Africa Report looks at the terrible power of assassinations in Africa.

Did you know that from 2019 to 2020, 185 people were assassinated in Africa? Or that around 80% of these killings were politically motivated? Or that three prominent journalists and activists were killed in just three days earlier this year?

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