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The EU-Africa summit is now the AU-EU summit. Why the upgrade matters

The EU-Africa summit is now the AU-EU summit. Why the upgrade matters

5th December 2017 African and European heads of government gathered last week in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for their 5th summit since 2000. For the first time, the... 

History explains why South Africans on the left argue for free passes for the rich

History explains why South Africans on the left argue for free passes for the rich

5th December 2017 In a society like South Africa in which one racial group has dominated another, poor people are ignored in economic debates by those who claim to... 

A clean break with Mugabe's past will have to wait - even beyond elections

A clean break with Mugabe's past will have to wait - even beyond elections

4th December 2017 Who would have thought that this year would end with Robert Mugabe having lost the presidency of both the governing Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe? None... 

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Why elections don't always equal democracy: the case of Kenya

Why elections don't always equal democracy: the case of Kenya

4th December 2017 Kenya’s transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was one of the most promising cases of political change in Africa. Before then, the Kenya... 

South Africa should prepare for the worst case scenario: seeking help from the IMF

South Africa should prepare for the worst case scenario: seeking help from the IMF

1st December 2017 Prudence teaches that societies experiencing difficult and uncertain times should hope for the best but prepare for the worst. South Africa should... 

Three decades on, stigma still stymies HIV prevention and treatment

Three decades on, stigma still stymies HIV prevention and treatment

1st December 2017 There have been great strides and many important victories in the fight against HIV. Scientific innovations and sustained investment have been the... 

Mnangagwa has the capacity to focus on the new Zimbabwe. But will he?

Mnangagwa has the capacity to focus on the new Zimbabwe. But will he?

30th November 2017 Emmerson “Crocodile” Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s crafty new interim President, is known as a ruthless, deeply unprincipled and a political infighter. He... 

What drives instability in Africa and what can be done about it

What drives instability in Africa and what can be done about it

29th November 2017 Africa will remain turbulent because it is poor and young, but also because it is growing and dynamic. Development is disruptive but also presents... 

How a rural community built South Africa's first ISP owned and run by a cooperative

How a rural community built South Africa's first ISP owned and run by a cooperative

29th November 2017 Mankosi is a remote rural community in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. It is home to almost 6,000 people. The nearest city is Mthatha, about... 

Business schools have a role to play in fighting corruption in Africa

Business schools have a role to play in fighting corruption in Africa

28th November 2017 In 2002, the African Union reported that Africa lost about USD$148-billion through corruption every year. This represented 25% of the continent’s... 

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