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Buhari's cabinet – Solid choices, but too few women and too elitist

Buhari's cabinet – Solid choices, but too few women and too elitist

17th November 2015 Nigeria’s new cabinet, perhaps the most awaited in the history of constitutional democracy in Africa, has finally been sworn in. The wait involved... 

Why student leaders should be elected on merit, not party affiliation

Why student leaders should be elected on merit, not party affiliation

17th November 2015 University students in South Africa demonstrated high levels of organisation and solidarity during a series of fee protests in October 2015. Once... 

South Africa is failing to rise to its water challenges

South Africa is failing to rise to its water challenges

17th November 2015 A country like South Africa, where rainfall is variable and unpredictable, has to plan for the worst. Specifically, it has to plan to manage the... 

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What lies behind different reactions to Paris and Beirut attacks?

What lies behind different reactions to Paris and Beirut attacks?

17th November 2015 Events of this past weekend shook the core of the world as ISIS struck not just in Beirut, but Paris as well. These attacks follow an equally... 

Teaching students about Africa may be one way to stem xenophobia

Teaching students about Africa may be one way to stem xenophobia

16th November 2015 It is no secret that South Africa views itself as somehow “outside” the African continent. The country’s National Development Plan, a roadmap for... 

How understanding microbes can help farmers manage Africa's soil crisis

How understanding microbes can help farmers manage Africa's soil crisis

16th November 2015 To harness the potential of soil microbes Africa must move quickly. As soil degrades, so too does microbial life. Understanding the microbial... 

Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance

Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance

16th November 2015 Antibiotic resistance occupies centre stage on the global public health agenda as a “tragedy of the commons”. It affects developed and developing... 

Jacob Zuma likes to be cast as a man of the people – but is he?

Jacob Zuma likes to be cast as a man of the people – but is he?

16th November 2015 The twilight of Jacob Zuma’s controversial leadership of the governing African National Congress (ANC) and the country finds both in a parlous... 

Paris terror attacks – France now faces fight against fear and exclusion

Paris terror attacks – France now faces fight against fear and exclusion

16th November 2015 The attacks that took place at a series of venues in Paris on November 13 were the deadliest on French soil since 1945. At least 129 people have... 

Paris attacks – closing migration routes into France won't stop terrorism – resisting xenophobia might

Paris attacks – closing migration routes into France won't stop terrorism – resisting xenophobia might

16th November 2015 When Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris that have killed at least 129 people, it warned that more would follow. French... 

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