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 Climate change is feeding armed conflict in Somalia

Climate change is feeding armed conflict in Somalia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th April 2018 The blast that killed over 350 people and the double car bombing in Mogadishu last October have frustrated Somalia’s efforts to build stability.... 

Is Zuma mounting a revolt against the Ramaphosa-led ANC and state?

Is Zuma mounting a revolt against the Ramaphosa-led ANC and state?

By: Raymond Suttner     9th April 2018 In the last few weeks before and during the court appearance of Jacob Zuma in Durban last week there have been repeated self-references by Zuma to... 

Why Zuma's trial matters for South Africa's constitutional democracy

Why Zuma's trial matters for South Africa's constitutional democracy

6th April 2018 Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s court appearance carries huge significance for the country. That’s because his criminal trial is not... 

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 Rest in power, Mother of the Nation

Rest in power, Mother of the Nation

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th April 2018 The late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was eminently revered as the ‘Mother of our Nation’ – a courageous matriarch who fought tirelessly for a... 

Nigeria spends 5 times less per person on healthcare than SA – not 7

Nigeria spends 5 times less per person on healthcare than SA – not 7

By: Africa Check     6th April 2018 The Nigerian government has a “poor attitude” towards financing healthcare, a national newspaper stated recently. To make its case, it compared... 

Long way to go

Long way to go

By: Terence Creamer     6th April 2018 The signing, by 44 African countries, of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is encouraging, albeit that the development is at odds... 

Listeriosis shows fragility of township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     6th April 2018 When the impact of the listeriosis outbreak is eventually analysed, it is quite possible that the township economy will be mentioned only as a... 

Nomzamo from Bizana: remembering Winnie Madikizela as a young woman

Nomzamo from Bizana: remembering Winnie Madikizela as a young woman

5th April 2018 Within hours of Winnie Madikizela’s death debates about her life began to rage. One of the key themes that began to emerge was her relationship... 

 An attack on Nigeria’s schoolgirls is an attack on education

An attack on Nigeria’s schoolgirls is an attack on education

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th April 2018 On 19 February 2018, militants arrived in trucks at the Government Girls Science and Technology College in Dapchi, Nigeria, wielding guns and... 

Can the ANC recover ground lost under Zuma?

Can the ANC recover ground lost under Zuma?

By: Raymond Suttner     5th April 2018 With the departure of Jacob Zuma as ANC and state president and the positive reception accorded to the initial period of the Cyril Ramaphosa... 

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