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South Africa should consider help from the IMF to fix its economy

South Africa should consider help from the IMF to fix its economy

1st August 2017 The prognosis that the South African economy is in dire straits is pretty obvious even to the untrained eye. The solution to the country’s present... 

Why Kabila's bid to remain in power is bad news for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Why Kabila's bid to remain in power is bad news for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1st August 2017 President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has barely five months to save his 17-year regime from a cataclysmic ending.... 

What's in a name? Towards genuine economic transformation in South Africa

What's in a name? Towards genuine economic transformation in South Africa

1st August 2017 While much froth and babble has accompanied the debate over “Radical Economic Transformation” in South Africa, the bottom line remains: the country... 

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All bets are off as Magufuli's resource nationalism moves up a gear in Tanzania

All bets are off as Magufuli's resource nationalism moves up a gear in Tanzania

28th July 2017 The Tanzanian government has asked Acacia Mining, a subsidiary of the world’s largest gold mining company Barrick Gold, to pay approximately... 

ICC ruling on South Africa and al-Bashir: pragmatism wins the day

ICC ruling on South Africa and al-Bashir: pragmatism wins the day

27th July 2017 The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally handed down it’s highly anticipated judgment on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese... 

Political irrationality is ruining South Africa, but can still be stopped

Political irrationality is ruining South Africa, but can still be stopped

27th July 2017 In popular conceptions of what it means to be human is the universal notion that our species - homo sapiens - is essentially rational. It’s... 

A 10-point plan to accelerate orderly land reform in South Africa

A 10-point plan to accelerate orderly land reform in South Africa 

26th July 2017 A more than 365 year history of colonialism and apartheid have indelibly affected land, heritage and human rights in South Africa. Among the vast... 

Why South Africa's communists need to cut the ANC umbilical cord. Or perish

Why South Africa's communists need to cut the ANC umbilical cord. Or perish

25th July 2017 The South African Communist Party (SACP) resolved at its recent 14th Congress to contest future elections in the country independent of the African... 

Zambians firmly defend democracy. But will they stand up against Lungu?

Zambians firmly defend democracy. But will they stand up against Lungu?

24th July 2017 After a year of authoritarian backsliding under President Edgar Lungu in their once-proud democracy, Zambians face a choice of futures. Ordinary... 

Money has little to do with why South Africa's military is failing to do its job

Money has little to do with why South Africa's military is failing to do its job

20th July 2017 Much has been said about the size of South Africa’s defence budget, the tension between commitments and capabilities, and the need to arrest the... 

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