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28 April 2017
                       
 
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26 Apr 2017
 
 
Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere
THE CONVERSATION
Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
Peacebuilding in Africa: why the media matters
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The appointment of United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres in January has many wondering how he will take forward the recommendations of three major UN reviews on peacebuilding,...
 
 
23 Apr 2017
 
SA: President Jacob Zuma declares a Special Provincial Official Funeral for late PAC leader Mr Phillip Kgosana
STATEMENT
President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for the late Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) stalwart, freedom fighter and former Tshwane Metropolitan municipality councillor,...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
Kenyan forces say 52 al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia
VIOLENCE
Kenyan troops killed 52 al Shabaab fighters in an attack on the militants' camp in southern Somalia on Friday, a military spokesperson said. Colonel Joseph Owuoth, spokesperson for Kenya Defence...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
Zuma extends condolences to family of PAC stalwart Phillip Kgosana
IN MEMORIAM
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday extended his “heartfelt condolences” to the family of Phillip Ata Kgosana, the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) stalwart who led a march of more than 30 000 anti-pass...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption
THE CONVERSATION
A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Electronic transfers in humanitarian assistance and uptake of financial services
RECOMMENDATION
The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) undertook case studies on humanitarian electronic transfer (‘e-transfer’) projects in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The projects...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
Whether Jacob Zuma stays or goes, the empowerment challenge will remain
INSTITUTE OF RACE REALTIONS
Whether President Jacob Zuma stays or goes in response to the public outcry over his firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan is important for many issues, including the terms of any nuclear deal...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Pallinghurst turns $45m profit, upbeat on 2017, mulling options
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Diversified mining company Pallinghurst, which made $45-million profit in 2016, is upbeat on 2017. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company spoke of all three of its business platforms being...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 million
DROUGHT
The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three-million, the Red Cross said on Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens. Kenya is one...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?
THE CONVERSATION
The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of international refugee law is the principle of...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands: identification of adaptation options in key sectors
RECOMMENDATION
Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) Project 3 identifies opportunities for economic transformation and diversification in the semi-arid lands of PRISE countries, by integrating...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
My Brother’s keeper
SAIIA
A prominent thread in the conversation about Africa’s development since the end of the Cold War has been the need for good governance. The continent’s resource and economic constraints have posed...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - March 16, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Axed PRASA board goes to court Ethiopia trash dump death toll rises to 113 And, Zuma to face questions on Bathabile Dlamini, Brian Molefe in Parliament
 
 
 
                       
 
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