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16 May 2017
 
Did Kenya spend all borrowed money on development as Kenyatta said? Not quite
AFRICA CHECK
Kenya’s increased borrowing has been a national talking point in recent months, with some analysts saying the growing public debt could become unsustainable. Data from the Central Bank of Kenya...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
 
 
Cutting Europe's lifelines to coal: tracking subsidies in 10 countries
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This report reviews subsidies to coal in 10 countries that produce 84% of Europe’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions: France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Hungary, the...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
Are credit rating agencies the problem or part of the solution?
SAIIA
When it comes to the economic reputation of a country are credit rating agencies (CRAs) part of the problem or part of the solution? This question has received increasing focus since the 2008...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
What a downgrade means for South Africa and what it can do about it
THE CONVERSATION
Rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has cut South Africa’s foreign currency rating to sub-investment grade status. Two other global ratings agencies, Fitch and Moody’s, may well follow suit. The...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
 
 
One year stranded and what’s changed?
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It is one year since the introduction of Europe’s flawed migration policies to close borders along the Western Balkan route and return migrants and refugees to Turkey, leaving thousands stranded in...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
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...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
Africa’s God presidents: Promoting democracy or dictatorship?
SAIIA
'Grandpa, it’s enough.’ Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party in South Africa, has called for President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to step down and not ‘overstay his welcome’....
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Refugee crisis 2015-2016: Standing by the side of the displaced
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The year 2015 was tainted by the biggest refugee crisis faced by humanity after World War II. To date, 1,362,807 refugees and immigrants have crossed the Aegean Sea in dinghies in an attempt to get...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Separated: The challenges of relocation and family reunification for refugees arriving in Greece
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Around 50,000 people who have fled conflict and hardship now find themselves stranded in Greece. They are living in a legal limbo that is exacerbating the stress and suffering many are already...
 
 
19 Dec 2016
 
Joel Netshitenzhe: ANC and the NDR Current Phase
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The focus of the presentation is on broad trends within South Africa’s political economy in line with the request to deal with the ANC in the current phase. Will try to be as brief as possible...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
NEHAWU: NEHAWU CEC statement
STATEMENT
The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) convened its Central Executive Committee (CEC) on the 6-7 December 2016. The CEC assessed progress in the implementation of the 2016...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
 
 
More than Six Months Stranded – What Now?
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This briefing paper is the result of a joint effort by 12 national and international organisations operating in Greece. The aim is to explain the current situation for those stranded in Greece for...
 
 
26 Oct 2016
 
DHA: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Home Affairs, at the regional conference of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges, Pretoria (26/10/2016)
Topics
I wish to take this opportunity to salute you all and welcome you to this very important conference assembled to discuss issues so fundamental both to our humanity as well as to human rights across...
 
 
12 Oct 2016
 
SA deputy president correct on country’s unemployment
AFRICA CHECK
Our unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world,” South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly told investors in Singapore last week. “The key challenge here is that the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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