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26 May 2017
                       
 
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24 May 2017
 
 
Hunger to hit emergency levels in Ethiopia despite rains
HUNGER
Hunger is likely to reach emergency levels in Ethiopia and the number in need of food aid will rise beyond the current 7.7-million, experts said, as drought has decimated livestock, rains have been...
 
 
23 May 2017
 
 
 
The Future of Jobs and Skills in the Middle East and North Africa
RECOMMENDATION
Education and work in the Middle East and North Africa region will determine the livelihoods of over 300 million people and drive growth and development for generations to come.
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
 
We're not leaving SA over junk status – GM
MANUFACTURING
Vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) said on Friday that South Africa's  recent sovereign downgrade to junk status has not influenced its decision to disinvest from the country. In a written...
 
 
 
 
India, Japan to push for One Belt, One Road counter at AfDB conference
ECONOMIC COOPERATION
India will unleash its highest level of economic diplomacy at next week’s African Development Bank (AfDB) conference in the western city of Ahmedabad, with the aim of setting quantifiable targets...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
General Motors pulls out of SA, GMSA to become Isuzu Motors SA
AUTO INDUSTRY
US vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) on Thursday announced that it would disinvest from South Africa as part of a global restructuring process. GM South Africa (GMSA) sells the Opel, Isuzu...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
Africa eyes its prized Continental Free Trade Area
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Former Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi didn’t like it when the African Union (AU) set tight deadlines that might never be achieved. At a debate about intra-African trade at the AU summit in...
 
 
03 May 2017
 
Rwanda brings rhinos back to boost tourism
TOURISM
A decade after poachers wiped out its native population of rhinos, Rwanda has reintroduced the animals to its national parks after flying up a group of 10 from South Africa on Tuesday. The group...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
 
 
A climate in crisis: How climate change is making drought and humanitarian disaster worse in East Africa
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Nearly eleven million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are dangerously hungry and in need of humanitarian assistance. The worst drought-affected areas in Somalia are on the brink of famine....
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
Can the relationship between Europe and Africa stand the test of time?
THE CONVERSATION
The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) 60 years ago in March 1957, came at a tumultuous time in relations between Europe and Africa. Just weeks...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
Turning tide against cross-border crime
KZN Office of The Premier
Yesterday, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Jacob Zuma visited Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality as part of efforts aimed at fighting cross border crime.  He was accompanied by...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
KZN: Premier Willies Mchunu on fighting cross-border crime
STATEMENT
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has announced that the provincial government has set aside R48 million to fight cross border crime. He was speaking today during a visit by the President of the...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania - from Nyerere to life under Magufuli
THE CONVERSATION
The Arusha Declaration of 1967 is a defining document in Tanzania’s and Africa’s post colonial history. It began a process of nationalisation and rural collectivisation which was then replicated in...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
South African maize production doubles despite droughts worsening across East Africa
MAIZE
As drought and worsening food security hits swathes of East Africa, maize harvests in Southern Africa, previously slashed by El Niño, are forecast to recover this year, with South Africa’s output...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Thabo Mbeki calls for a 'rebirth'. Is South Africa up to the task?
THE CONVERSATION
The appointment of former South African president Thabo Mbeki as Chancellor of one of the country’s largest tertiary institutions, the University of South Africa (UNISA), comes at a unique moment...
 
 
 
                       
 
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