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 Nepad and the battle for the soul of the African Union

Nepad and the battle for the soul of the African Union

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th February 2018 Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia was one of the first to speak at the Nepad orientation committee meeting on the sidelines of the recent... 

Managing Zuma’s departure without undermining democratic values

Managing Zuma’s departure without undermining democratic values

By: Raymond Suttner     12th February 2018 Ever since the ANC conference in December the public and for the most part, the ANC has watched how ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa would address the... 

 APRM@15 - Has African Governance come of Age?

APRM@15 - Has African Governance come of Age?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      9th February 2018 In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera, a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean,... 

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Disrupting mindsets

Disrupting mindsets

By: Terence Creamer     9th February 2018 The main disruption in the global energy milieu over the past five years has been a “disruption in the mindset,” Engie CEO Isabelle Kocher asserted... 

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

8th February 2018 South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that... 

Meeting food security needs in very poor households in the Eastern Cape: the role of own agricultural production

Meeting food security needs in very poor households in the Eastern Cape: the role of own agricultural production

By: Econ3x3      8th February 2018 Small-scale agriculture evokes strong views in terms of both its current and potential roles in rural development. We examine how many (or few)... 

 Outlook for the South African mining industry

Outlook for the South African mining industry

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      8th February 2018 Hot on the heels of Davos, the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba provides an opportunity for the new ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa, to send the... 

Axing ANN7 in South Africa may send wrong signal for media freedom

Axing ANN7 in South Africa may send wrong signal for media freedom

7th February 2018 At first glance the announcement by video entertainment and pay-television company Multichoice that it will be dropping controversial news channel... 

 Two wrongs don't right Kenya's political crisis

Two wrongs don't right Kenya's political crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th February 2018 When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially anointed as president for the second time last November, he swore an oath – the same one he... 

Does Nigeria have 23% of world’s malaria cases, as a major insecticide maker claimed?

Does Nigeria have 23% of world’s malaria cases, as a major insecticide maker claimed?

By: Africa Check     7th February 2018 In recent years, major insecticide brand Mortein is highly visible in anti-malaria campaigns in Nigeria. It often partners with state governments... 

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