Lynsey Chutel, Indiatimes

Lynsey Chutel


Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

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Past articles by Lynsey:

New variant has ‘very unusual constellation of mutations’

Rest of World News: Scientists are still unclear on how effective vaccines will be against the new variant flagged by a team in South Africa, which displays mutations tha. → Read More

Once a Bulwark of Democracy in Southern Africa, Zambia Prepares for a Tense Election

A country long seen as a bulwark of stability is facing economic stagnation and democratic backsliding. → Read More

South Sudan’s Lost Decade

Ten years after independence, Africa’s youngest country remains mired in conflict and poverty. → Read More

Germany and France Repent for Genocide in Africa

Germany and France have formally acknowledged their roles in the continent’s 20th-century genocides. → Read More

COVAX Obstacles and Shortages Threaten Africa's Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Underfunding and India’s export restrictions mean some African citizens may have to wait until 2023 to get their shot. → Read More

Under Biden, There's a New Africa Policy

After Trump’s insults and detachment, the Biden administration is crafting a new, more engaged approach to the continent. → Read More

What is owed Africa

Africa lost 12.5 million men, women, and children to the international slave trade. How should its people be compensated? → Read More

What Diversity Looks Like in Investigative Newsrooms Around the World

From the global coronavirus pandemic to the soul-searching that has come as a result of the Black Lives Matter protests, 2020 has cracked open society’s fault lines. Organizations are questioning their role, and journalism has not been spared this moment of introspection. → Read More

Social-distancing is wrecking the economics of South Africa’s most dysfunctional—and vital—public transport

The pandemic has simultaneously slashed the earnings of minibus taxi operators and made them more essential than ever. → Read More

South Africa’s election result had few surprises, except one rude awakening

The far left and far right attracted those on the fringes. → Read More

South Africans are lining up at the polls, but young voters are staying home

Apathy or alternative democracy? → Read More

Caster Semenya sees her latest defeat as a starting gun, not a finish line

Will Semenya challenge her detractors to a rematch? → Read More

Two of Africa’s biggest telcos have expanded across Africa at the expense of poor South Africans

"We should’ve regulated them earlier on, we didn't." → Read More

There’s a growing chorus across Africa to regulate and tax Airbnb

The calls to rein in Airbnb follows accusations that it was diminishing the returns of established hotels. → Read More

Bobi Wine is detained again as his political star keeps rising in Uganda

Bobi Wine remains a hero and a threat. → Read More

Netflix’s first children’s animation from Africa is about an all-girl spy team written by women

There's a new team of superheroes to save streaming. → Read More

H&M is the latest international brand tapping into African design

A South African aesthetic, now available around the world. → Read More

One month later: Cyclone Idai’s devastation by the numbers

A month later the costs—human and financial—are still rising. → Read More

One of South Africa’s most iconic music festivals has been cancelled thanks to crime

A festival isn't fun when you're on high alert. → Read More

Johannesburg’s hipster gentrification project is at risk of crumbling

Maboneng, the downtown Johannesburg district lauded as a symbol of the city's revival, may become a mall. → Read More