The was launched in June 2009 and aimed to disseminate ISS research in an accessible way. The magazine focused on analysis of news events in Africa that considered the implications and future scenarios of developments across the continent. In addition to the political analysis which formed to core content, the included business news and articles on travel, food and technology. Contributors included ISS researchers and other well known analysts. Each issue featured interviews with top newsmakers, including Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, past Presidents Joachim Chissano of Mozambique and John Kufuor of Ghana, United Nations special envoys, foreign ministers and ambassadors.

The`s circulation peaked at 22 000 in 2012 when it was included in subscribers’ copies of the Mail&Guardian newspaper in South Africa and a number of SADC countries. The was also sold in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Due to financial constraints, The was closed in mid-2012. The magazine featured 18 issues which are available for download in PDF format in this archive. Click on the images below to download the specific edition.

Issue 1: June/July 2009

Issue 2: August/September 2009

Issue 3: October/November 2009




Issue 4: December 2009/January 2010

Issue 5: February/March 2010

Issue 6: April/May 2010




Issue 7: June/July 2010

Issue 8: August/September 2010

Issue 9: October/November 2010




Issue 10: December 2010/January 2011

Issue 11: February/March 2011

Issue 12: April/May 2011




Issue 13: June/July 2011

Issue 14: August/September 2011

Issue 15: October/November 2011




Issue 16: December 2011/January 2012

Issue 17: February/March 2012

Issue 18: April/May 2012






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