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Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees

Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees

29th November 2018 Early in 2019 the Eritrean government will take over the chair of the key Africa and European Union (EU) forum dealing with African migration,... 

Weighing up South Africa's family policy: what does and doesn't work

Weighing up South Africa's family policy: what does and doesn't work

28th November 2018 South Africa is one of a small number of developing countries that’s formulated a national policy focused on families. A family policy, broadly... 

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

27th November 2018 South Africa’s Constitution protects everyone’s right to access adequate housing. This principle was spelled out in law when the Court issued a... 

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Is South Africa's Constitutional Court protecting democracy?

Is South Africa's Constitutional Court protecting democracy?

27th November 2018 A recent decision by South Africa’s Constitutional Court on the right to peaceful protest has drawn renewed attention to its role in safeguarding... 

Study sheds light on scourge of

Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

22nd November 2018 Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years.... 

Children in Africa struggle to get justice. Here's how to improve their access

Children in Africa struggle to get justice. Here's how to improve their access

21st November 2018 Millions of children throughout Africa don’t have access to justice that’s needed to realise their rights. Simply put, they don’t receive the... 

Policies in South Africa must stop ignoring families' daily realities

Policies in South Africa must stop ignoring families' daily realities

21st November 2018 What is “a family”? In South African law, the answer – or rather, answers – are broad. For example, it’s not considered unusual or unacceptable for... 

South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

20th November 2018 South Africa’s Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgment that’s fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining... 

Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa's cities

Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa's cities

19th November 2018 About 23% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to toilets while 31% with toilets use one’s that aren’t connected to a formal... 

Sanctions are being lifted against Eritrea. Here's why

Sanctions are being lifted against Eritrea. Here's why

15th November 2018 The United Nations Security Council is about to lift an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against Eritrea. UN Security Council resolution 1907,... 

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