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Does Nigeria have the most people with diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa?

Does Nigeria have the most people with diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa?

By: Africa Check     2nd November 2017 Diabetes is a growing concern for Nigeria, a drug multinational executive said ahead of a recent summit on the chronic disease in Lagos. “About... 

South African crime stats show police struggling to close cases

South African crime stats show police struggling to close cases

1st November 2017 South Africa’s latest crime statistics released by the country’s police service reflect a continued long-term decline in levels of non-violent... 

South Africa can't afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice

South Africa can't afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice

1st November 2017 For the past two years the actions of government and protesting students have slowly started squeezing South Africa’s universities into a shadow of... 

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 Is Zuma’s nuclear gamble still in play?

Is Zuma’s nuclear gamble still in play?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st November 2017 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement last week had one simple message: we are drowning in debt. So it wasn’t... 

The 'Africa rising story' was based on faulty logic – here's how to fix it

The 'Africa rising story' was based on faulty logic – here's how to fix it

31st October 2017 Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating ‘Africa Rising’, in a symphony of compliments that... 

With broken institutions and a reeling opposition, what's next for Kenya?

With broken institutions and a reeling opposition, what's next for Kenya?

31st October 2017 I remember walking through the rubble of burnt out buildings some months after Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence. Houses owned by ethnic Kikuyu... 

 How Namibia can realise its vast development potential

How Namibia can realise its vast development potential

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st October 2017 Namibia has great potential for human development. The country has an abundance of diamonds, gold and uranium, it is already upper-middle-income... 

Police officers' stories shed light on enduring legacy of race in South Africa

Police officers' stories shed light on enduring legacy of race in South Africa

30th October 2017 Many South African police officers might be considered “accidental officers”. This proposition is based on data I gathered during eight months of... 

 Walking an even tighter rope: a mid-term budget review

Walking an even tighter rope: a mid-term budget review

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      30th October 2017 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was unambiguous on Wednesday when he outlined the current dismal state of the South African economy during his... 

How do we get rid of Jacob Zuma and rebuild democracy?

How do we get rid of Jacob Zuma and rebuild democracy? 

By: Raymond Suttner     30th October 2017 Every time one thinks we have heard the worst about Zuma and his acolytes or fraudsters or gangster associates there is more that emerges, as with... 

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