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Promise and perils

Promise and perils

By: Terence Creamer     18th May 2018 While President Cyril Ramaphosa was having a breakfast meeting with his Economic Cluster Ministers at Genadendal last week, to deliberate on ways... 

The sudden jump in the unemployment rate in 2015: Is there a break in the QLFS data?

The sudden jump in the unemployment rate in 2015: Is there a break in the QLFS data?

By: Econ3x3      17th May 2018 This article argues that there is a time-series break in StatsSA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) in the first quarter of 2015. The principal... 

Democracy in peril: Burundi's referendum will cement Nkurunziza's grip on power

Democracy in peril: Burundi's referendum will cement Nkurunziza's grip on power

17th May 2018 The citizens of Burundi, the small country in Central Africa that borders Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are about to... 

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Ramaphosa’s New Dawn

Ramaphosa’s New Dawn

16th May 2018 Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of SA on Thursday 15 February and delivered his first state of the nation speech (SONA) on 16 February where... 

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

16th May 2018 Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear plant... 

How a deal with provincial strongmen is haunting South Africa's ruling party

How a deal with provincial strongmen is haunting South Africa's ruling party

16th May 2018 Last year South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) elected a new leadership which was the result of a hard boiled deal between the... 

 Europe should help get fuel off Libya’s fire

Europe should help get fuel off Libya’s fire

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th May 2018 Speaking in Geneva recently, Libya’s National Oil Corporation head Mustafa Sanalla launched an impassioned plea to European partners to help his... 

Claim that malaria kills 756,000 Nigerian children each year incorrect

Claim that malaria kills 756,000 Nigerian children each year incorrect

By: Africa Check     16th May 2018 Malaria is rife in Nigeria where about a quarter of global malaria deaths occur annually. But does it take the lives of over 756 000 Nigerian... 

Why merely owning land isn't enough to empower Africa's women farmers

Why merely owning land isn't enough to empower Africa's women farmers

15th May 2018 In the agricultural sector – the major employer for poor people in Africa – assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men.... 

South Africa needs to box clever in its David versus Goliath duel with Trump

South Africa needs to box clever in its David versus Goliath duel with Trump

15th May 2018 Recent actions by US President Donald Trump’s administration are severely straining relations with South Africa’s new government led by President... 

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