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28 Apr 2017
 
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 26 April 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 26 April 2017, at the Union Buildings, on the eve of the 23rd national Freedom Day celebrations. President Jacob Zuma chaired the Cabinet meeting, which welcomed the new...
 
 
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...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 20, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Ramaphosa says transformation of SA economy nonnegotiable Nigeria's Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds And, Ndlozi says Zuma is 'beyond repair'
 
 
Nigeria's Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds
CORRUPTION
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against a senior civil servant related to the use of funds intended for handling a...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 18, 2017
podcast
Making headlines: De Lille to address Cape Town drought intervention plans World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid 'mass exodus' And, opposition parties to march in Limpopo to protest...
 
 
 
 
World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid 'mass exodus'
FAMINE
The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe's migration crisis if the world fails to act urgently,...
 
 
13 Apr 2017
 
Nigeria in talks to release remaining captive Chibok girls – president
VIOLENCE
Nigeria's government is in talks to release the remaining captive Chibok girls, the president said on Thursday, a day before the third anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Islamist...
 
 
South Africa's crisis: Calling things by their true name
THE CONVERSATION
Frustrated by the promiscuous use of the accusation of “corruption” to cover all sins, in recent days some scholars of contemporary South African politics have offered alternative framings. Indeed,...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 12, 2017
podcast
Making headlines: Mbalula says violence will not be tolerated at National Day of Action march ANC to celebrate Zuma's birthday in Kliptown And, DA demands Ekurhuleni mayor disciplined for warning...
 
 
Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
FOOD AID
The risk of mass starvation in four countries - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the United Nations refugee agency has warned. About...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
South Africans are learning that they're not that exceptional after all
THE CONVERSATION
There was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The “rainbow nation” was seen by many – including a lot of its own citizens – to be exceptional, having more in...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Gordhan’s firing – why did it happen and what will happen next?
INSTITUTE FOR RACE RELATIONS
What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the South African government over recent days? Two explanations suggest themselves. The first is that the decisions were not irrational,...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
Nigerian girls’ plight: Claims about teen marriage & pregnancy fact-checked
AFRICA CHECK
A vocal Nigerian Islamic ruler told elites from the country’s northern region earlier this year to stop building mosques and rather channel resources to educating girls and discourage early...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Millions of children face starvation in Africa, Yemen
FOOD AID
Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned, urgently calling for nearly $255-million to...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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