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Does a Nigerian lawmaker earn more than US President Donald Trump?

Does a Nigerian lawmaker earn more than US President Donald Trump?

By: Africa Check     20th October 2017 Terming it “strange, unthinkable and very disheartening”, the leader of a Nigerian pro-reform group castigated the “monumental” pay of the... 

KPMG scandal  could be the tip  of the iceberg

KPMG scandal could be the tip of the iceberg

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     20th October 2017 The KPMG scandal is an example of what happens when accounting meets the profit imperative. It is also an example of what happens when the profit... 

Lessons from China’s solar surge

Lessons from China’s solar surge

By: Terence Creamer     20th October 2017 Last year, when Eskom illegally put the brakes on the country’s hitherto successful renewables roll-out, new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity... 

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What's at stake in South Africa's new finance minister's first budget

What's at stake in South Africa's new finance minister's first budget

19th October 2017 There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. Three factors are at play: there is political turmoil... 

 Financing infrastructure to reignite South Africa’s growth

Financing infrastructure to reignite South Africa’s growth

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th October 2017 As South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba prepares for his inaugural Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on 25 October, one issue will weigh... 

 An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability

An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th October 2017 Kenyans are expected to go to the polls on 26 October in a repeat presidential election fraught with uncertainty after main opposition candidate... 

Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

18th October 2017 More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu,... 

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

18th October 2017 The recent, reopened inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was different in many ways from a traditional... 

 Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th October 2017 As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide.... 

Leadership in question

Leadership in question

By: Raymond Suttner     18th October 2017 Very many South Africans are worried about the character and quality of leadership of the country and continue to hear allegations of corruption... 

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