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Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF

Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF

30th January 2018 South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, has been selected as the first sub-Saharan African to serve as chair of the International... 

 Mugabe: Mnangagwa's permanent friend

Mugabe: Mnangagwa's permanent friend

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th January 2018 It is not usual for a person who has seized power through a military coup to heap praise upon his deposed predecessor. Zimbabwe’s new president,... 

Is South Africa seeing a return to the rule of law? More evidence is needed

Is South Africa seeing a return to the rule of law? More evidence is needed

29th January 2018 It appears as if the Gupta family, known for being politically connected to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and accused of “state capture”,... 

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Cyril Ramaphosa “triumphant”: what does this mean?

Cyril Ramaphosa “triumphant”: what does this mean?

By: Raymond Suttner     29th January 2018 Astonishingly, in one month, much of the formal political terrain in South African politics has changed significantly, though unevenly and with... 

 AU summit 30: Should Africa worry about a growing foreign military presence?

AU summit 30: Should Africa worry about a growing foreign military presence?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th January 2018 The United States in particular, but also France, have had a lot of flak for their military presence in Africa. However a surprising number of... 

 Africa’s Year of Trump: Troubling Questions for the Continent

Africa’s Year of Trump: Troubling Questions for the Continent

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th January 2018 One of the enduring images of 2017 was US President Donald J. Trump, a few months into his tenure, squinting bare-eyed at a solar eclipse. During... 

Surgery not a Band-Aid

Surgery not a Band-Aid

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2018 Eskom’s debt refinancing is undoubtedly a critical burning platform. The clock is most definitely ticking and the consequences of not closing the... 

World-class events benefit the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     26th January 2018 Most South African townships are built along similar physical lines. They consist of a lot of bland structures that provide for the basic need of... 

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

25th January 2018 Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall... 

Did ‘at least 50,000’ Nigerians die from terrorism in 2017?

Did ‘at least 50,000’ Nigerians die from terrorism in 2017?

By: Africa Check     25th January 2018 Attacks linked to Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have claimed more than 120 lives this year, sparking reprisal attacks in what is seen as a struggle... 

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