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Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

20th April 2018 At least 110-million of the 600-million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone... 

Why business should care about inequality

Why business should care about inequality

By: Terence Creamer     20th April 2018 South African business needs to sit up and take note of new analysis that not only confirms South Africa as the world’s most unequal country, but... 

 Libya’s ‘divisive unifier’ Haftar stumbles

Libya’s ‘divisive unifier’ Haftar stumbles

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2018 Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strongman who is widely regarded as the most important player in the overcrowded cast of characters determining... 

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 When elephants fight: will the US-China trade war hurt South Africa?

When elephants fight: will the US-China trade war hurt South Africa?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th April 2018 When US President Donald Trump announced that he would ask Congress to impose a 25% tariff on more than 1 300 Chinese imports amounting to an... 

The real impact of Expropriation without Compensation might well be felt below the ground

The real impact of Expropriation without Compensation might well be felt below the ground

18th April 2018 The current debate around expropriation without compensation (EWC) has been phrased in an idiom of land politics – the supposed imperative of the... 

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

18th April 2018 Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever they want, unencumbered by constitutional or democratic constraints. A... 

 Refugees are Boko Haram’s latest soft target

Refugees are Boko Haram’s latest soft target

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th April 2018 Boko Haram has since 2009 proven a highly adaptable foe, routinely changing tactics to suit shifting circumstances. The terror group increasingly... 

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

By: Econ3x3      17th April 2018 Moving to a city in search of work seems to pay off for many poor people in the countryside. Data that track changes over time indicate that as... 

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

17th April 2018 Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for... 

Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform in South Africa

Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform in South Africa

17th April 2018 Smallholder farming has been neglected over the past 23 years of South Africa’s attempt to redistribute land taken away from black people during... 

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