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28 April 2017
                       
 
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28 Apr 2017
 
 
Leadership and inclusive growth to take centre stage at WEF on Africa
WEF ON AFRICA
Africa’s drive to generate inclusive economic growth and the leadership this requires will be the focus of the twenty-seventh World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Durban, South Africa,...
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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...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
Fewer migrants are crossing Niger for Libya – IOM
MIGRANTS
The number of migrants crossing Niger to reach Libya has declined, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, after Europe pledged Niger money to help it fight...
 
 
 
 
Sacu makes formal request to initiate post-Brexit trade talks with UK
TRADE RELATIONS
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reports that the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) has written a letter to the UK government formally requesting the initiation of talks...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
KZN: R4.5 billion investment despite junk status
STATEMENT
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has described the announcement of a R4.5 billion investment at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) as an affirmation that KwaZulu-Natal is...
 
 
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...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
DEA: Edna Molewa advocates for inclusive green economy
STATEMENT
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa called for the inclusion of young people in the economy of our countries, in the process of transition and transformation into a sustainable...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Renewable energy in district heating and cooling: A sector roadmap for REmap
RECOMMENDATION
District heating and cooling (DHC) combined with renewable energy sources can help meet rising urban energy needs, improve efficiency, reduce emissions and improve local air quality. Although...
 
 
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
 
Fact-checked: Kenyatta’s 2017 State of the Nation Address
AFRICA CHECK
Up for re-election in August, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta gave a sometimes impassioned defence of his record, pegging it against his 2013 manifesto. Africa Check is working through his claims...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
Poultry Industry Cries Fowl!
SHEPSTONE & WYLIE ATTORNEYS
For more than 3 years now, the South African poultry industry has cried foul over the import duties charged on foreign poultry products. These import duties have come under scrutiny due to the...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
Buhari’s mystery illness unsettles the country and the continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
You know things are going badly when even your wife criticises the way you are running the country – publicly. Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari recently told BBC that if her husband, Muhammadu,...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
 
 
The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that. On 24...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Dlamini Zuma shuffles out of Addis, and into SA’s cabinet?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has packed her bags and greeted staff at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The farewell ceremony, on 1 March, came just...
 
 
Did Uganda receive more refugees daily in 2016 than many European nations did the whole year?
AFRICA CHECK
Widely hailed as having one of the world’s most welcoming refugee policies, Uganda is nevertheless buckling to provide for an influx of South Sudanese refugees. The secretary-general of the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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