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DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba's possible candidacy

DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba's possible candidacy

25th July 2018 The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With just over five months before the... 

 ‘Constitutional coups’ erode stability in the Great Lakes

‘Constitutional coups’ erode stability in the Great Lakes

25th July 2018 The extension of presidential terms through ‘constitutional coups’ in Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville, Rwanda and Uganda has eroded regional stability... 

 Illicit logging threatens lives and livelihoods in Africa

Illicit logging threatens lives and livelihoods in Africa

24th July 2018 From the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Gambia to Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar and Namibia, illicit logging is exposing communities to... 

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 Sexual violence against men and boys in CAR

Sexual violence against men and boys in CAR

24th July 2018 Sexual violence by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly being used as a weapon of war. Women and girls are typically... 

Exhibition of photographic works on ‘Nelson Mandela’s roots revisited’, by Bonile Bam

Exhibition of photographic works on ‘Nelson Mandela’s roots revisited’, by Bonile Bam

23rd July 2018 The University of Johannesburg Faculty of Humanities, in collaboration with the University Library and the National Institute for the Humanities... 

Zimbabwe poll: the bar for success is low, the stakes are high and it's a close race

Zimbabwe poll: the bar for success is low, the stakes are high and it's a close race

23rd July 2018 Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF hope a credible victory in the July 30 election will legitimise the power (both... 

Do soldiers care about the environment? A study in South Africa suggests they do

Do soldiers care about the environment? A study in South Africa suggests they do

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2018 Kermit the frog declared that it is difficult to be green. Obviously, he was referring to the colour, rather than to the condition of being... 

Why moot courts can play a valuable role in teaching kids about human rights

Why moot courts can play a valuable role in teaching kids about human rights

20th July 2018 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year. It was adopted by global leaders after World War II to try and avoid future conflict... 

 Can improved Ethiopia-Eritrea relations stabilise the region?

Can improved Ethiopia-Eritrea relations stabilise the region?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th July 2018 After 20 years of hostility, Ethiopia and Eritrea have resumed diplomatic relations. On 8 July Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, made a... 

Townships contribute R100bn to South Africa’s economy? No way to tell

Townships contribute R100bn to South Africa’s economy? No way to tell

By: Africa Check     20th July 2018 “South Africa’s townships contribute up to R100-billion to the overall economy,” the chief executive of business advisory service EntBanc wrote in... 

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