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31 Jan 2017
 
 
 
 
African leaders discuss 'collective' withdrawal from ICC
POLITICS
African leaders are set to mull a motion that will recommend all 34 of the 55 African Union (AU) member states that are part of the International Criminal Court, withdraw from it. The discussion is...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
South Africa slightly improves score in corruption perceptions index, rank drops
CORRUPTION
While South Africa slightly improved its score in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2016 from 44 to 45, its rank in relation to all 176 countries reviewed fell three points to 64. Global...
 
 
14 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Africa sliding?
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICA OUTLOOK
Over the past number of years, the Africa Rising narrative has asserted itself. It has been a story of improving economic growth, rising investment and greater democracy. Between 2003 and 2008,...
 
 
07 Oct 2016
 
There is good as well as bad news about the state of governance in Africa
SAIIA
Declining safety and deterioration in the rule of law are holding back progress in governance in Africa. This is according to the latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The index, started by...
 
 
06 Oct 2016
 
There is good as well as bad news about the state of governance in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Declining safety and deterioration in the rule of law are holding back progress in governance in Africa. This is according to the latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The index, started by...
 
 
04 Oct 2016
 
Press freedom: worrying signs as South Africa slips in global rankings
THE CONVERSATION
On 19 October 1977, the apartheid government in South Africa banned The World, the Weekend World and arrested the newspapers’ editor Percy Qoboza. Pro Veritate, an ecumenical newspaper, was also...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
‘Slipping’ South Africa contributes to Africa’s big 2016 growth downgrade to 1.6%
ECONOMY
The World Bank has lowered its 2016 growth forecast for Africa to only 1.6%, a dramatic downward revision from the 3% figure projected in April. The new forecast represents the lowest level of...
 
 
28 Sep 2016
 
South Africa improves slightly in global competitiveness rankings
ECONOMY
South Africa has slightly improved its competitiveness score and ranking in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) latest Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), registering marginal improvements in almost...
 
 
18 Aug 2016
 
Africa tax in brief
ENSAFRICA
African Union: Import tax introduced At its 27th summit recently held in Rwanda, the African Union (“AU”) decided to implement an import tax of 0.2% to be charged on all imports of goods (excluding...
 
 
16 May 2016
 
Protests surge as gap widens between reality and the 'Africa rising' narrative
THE CONVERSATION
Self-congratulatory rhetoric keeps springing from the lips of World Economic Forum elites – at the expense of reality. Software executive Brett Parker claims that “Africa will probably remain...
 
 
04 May 2016
 
Are 74% of African girls aged 15 to 24 HIV+? Not even close
AFRICA CHECK
The scourge of HIV and AIDS across  Africa remains high on the list of governments’ priorities, especially as it affects the most economically productive segment of their populations. The headline...
 
 
18 Apr 2016
 
What lies behind Africa's lack of access and unreliable power supplies
THE CONVERSATION
Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network, recently released a report highlighting Africa’s electricity challenges. Power shortages can hamper socioeconomic development, but they...
 
 
17 Mar 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – March 17, 2016
podcast
Making Headlines: Mcebisi Jonas said he could no longer stay quiet on Gupta offer. Cape Verde identifies first case of the Zika virus. And, Zuma takes the hot seat in Parliament.
 
 
16 Mar 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – March 16, 2016
podcast
Making headlines: Sanco says escalating tension between Hawks and Pravin Gordhan not good for image of South Africa. AU short term observers deployed to Cape Verde to monitor presidential...
 
 
AU short term observers deploy to Cape Verde to monitor presidential elections
POLITICS
The African Union’s (AU) Short-Term Observation (STO) Mission arrives in Praia, Cape Verde on Wednesday to monitor the country’s presidential elections which will take place on Sunday. Their...
 
 
 
                       
 
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