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28 April 2017
                       
 
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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...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Randgold hoists dividend 900% in ten years
GOLD
Gold mining company Randgold Resources on Tuesday reaffirmed its intention to increase its final dividend for the year ended December 31, 2016. Since its first dividend in its 2006 financial year,...
 
 
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...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
AU to keep building on progress to curb WMD
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In 2016, the United Nations (UN) 1540 Committee conducted a major exercise with two clear aims: firstly, to take stock of the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540, and secondly, to...
 
 
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...
 
 
Meeting Sub-Saharan Africa’s Frontier Market Financing Needs: More Is Better from the IMF
RECOMMENDATION
An energizing development for IMF staff working on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the past decade was the region's clear growth uptick and progress in reducing poverty relative to earlier periods. I...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Impact of Africa on South Africa’s economic performance ‘underestimated’ – IMF
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is currently the main destination for South African exports and its influence on the economic performance of South Africa is being “underestimated by many commentators”,...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
Gambia's Barrow gets rid of 'drivers of the repressive regime'
POLITICS
The latest political developments in Gambia "are not entirely surprising", especially now that the country's new president Adama Barrow is under "extreme pressure" to deliver on his election...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
DHET: Blade Nzimande: Address by Minister of Higher Education and Training, during the inauguration of Former President Thabo Mbeki as the Chancellor of the Unisa, ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Pretoria (27/02/2017)
Topics
It is a great honour for me to present the congratulatory message on this occasion inaugurating former President of South Africa, Dr Thabo Mbeki, as the Chancellor of the University of South Africa.
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners
POLITICS
As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained...
 
 
What the rest of Africa can learn from The Gambia's transition to democracy
THE CONVERSATION
The tensions that followed the historic electoral defeat of Gambia strongman President Yahya Jammeh has been a litmus test for democracy in Africa beyond the tiny west African nation. It’s five...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Africa: Governance Peer Reviews still offer Africa a major opportunity
SAIIA
This year's African Union (AU) January summit, appropriately themed around the potential of the continent’s youth, sought to position the continental body to meet the challenges of the coming...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s (other) ICC strategy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
Do SA, Nigeria have fewer cardiologists for their populations than Senegal?
AFRICA CHECK
During commemorations for World Heart Day last year, a leading Senegalese doctor said the West African country has more heart specialists per population than two of Africa’s leading economies. “We...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
Gambia swears in new cabinet as EU pledges to release funds
POLITICS
The Gambia has sworn in a new government and the European Union (EU) has pledged to release development aid funds following the return of President Adama Barrow and the forced departure of former...
 
 
 
                       
 
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