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 Liberia now needs more attention, not less

Liberia now needs more attention, not less

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th March 2018 It appeared to be business as usual in Liberia. The cooling sea breeze brought relief to the sticky air, the town was alive with shops and stalls,... 

Is Nigeria’s unemployment rate 18.8%, as widely tweeted?

Is Nigeria’s unemployment rate 18.8%, as widely tweeted?

By: Africa Check     8th March 2018 When an account called Spectator Index tweeted that Nigeria’s unemployment rate was 18.8%, some expressed doubt. “That Nigeria figure is... 

Bold steps are needed toward a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly in South Africa

Bold steps are needed toward a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly in South Africa

7th March 2018 Discussions of the water crisis that has hit Cape Town tend to focus on supply and demand. In other words, a severe and unusual drought has created... 

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 How to free South Africa's police after state capture

How to free South Africa's police after state capture

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th March 2018 Now that South Africa has undergone a profound political shift with the appointment of President Cyril Ramaphosa, the hard work of rebuilding... 

Land debate in South Africa is about dignity and equality - not the constitution

Land debate in South Africa is about dignity and equality - not the constitution 

6th March 2018 If you want economic change in South Africa, create a crisis – then stand by to negotiate a way out of it. The country’s current debate over land... 

 Central Africa's gathering storm

Central Africa's gathering storm

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th March 2018 Countries in Central Africa had a turbulent 2017 – and forecasts suggest that the region’s problems aren’t going away any time soon. The... 

Why South Africa needs formal rules for class action lawsuits

Why South Africa needs formal rules for class action lawsuits

5th March 2018 What do Ford, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Tiger Brands have in common? They are just a few of the well-known companies in South Africa... 

Rebuilding our political life

Rebuilding our political life 

By: Raymond Suttner     5th March 2018 What type of politics do we have and what do we need for every citizen to feel that he or she belongs in this country and contributes to the shape... 

 Developed countries must commit to ending violence against children

Developed countries must commit to ending violence against children

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd March 2018 ‘Living with violence is not living,’ said 17-year-old Raphael Harriohay at the End Violence Solutions Summit of the Global Partnership to End... 

Reality bites

Reality bites

By: Terence Creamer     2nd March 2018 Necessity, it is said, is the mother of invention. However, in the case of South Africa’s embattled State-owned companies (SOCs), necessity is... 

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