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Africa risks losing out on trade as rich countries cement relationships with trusted partners

30th September 2022 Over the past few years, the world’s supply chains have been strained and disrupted by the Covid pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and rising... 

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5 steps to stop Ebola spreading in East Africa – a frontline expert advises

30th September 2022 The biggest Ebola outbreak in human history happened in West Africa from 2014 to 2015. I was on the front lines in Liberia serving as the head of... 

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Green hydrogen sounds like a win for developing countries. But cost and transport are problems

30th September 2022 Hydrogen is used mainly to make chemicals such as fertiliser, and in oil refineries. Most hydrogen in the world today is made from natural gas or... 

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Foreign investment into Nigeria has fallen sharply: rights and freedoms may be one reason

30th September 2022 Nigeria has always managed to attract foreign direct investment despite its poor economic outlook. This is thanks to its oil reserves and the... 

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No damp squib

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2022 In any other year, Eskom’s request for a 32% tariff hike would have hogged the print and online media headlines and consumed hours of interview and... 

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Lesotho reforms hang in the balance ahead of elections

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th September 2022 Lesotho citizens are going to the polls on 7 October amid uncertainty over the future of much-needed reforms that were declared null and void at... 

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Africa – where is the good news?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2022 A sombre mood has dominated the discourse around Africa this year. At a recent investor roundtable in London, there was a sheepish silence when... 

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East Africa and the Horn light the way for climate migrants

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2022 Regional cooperation and free movement are critical for handling climate-linked migration and displacement but are vastly underused. East Africa... 

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South Sudan should disarm civilians – the evidence shows this improves security

27th September 2022 A long-running state of insecurity has recently intensified in Unity State – one of South Sudan’s 10 states – resulting in many innocent lives... 

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HIV treatment in South Africa: how to help people stay on ARVs when life gets in the way

27th September 2022 Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has turned HIV into a manageable chronic condition. When ART is working effectively, HIV cannot be transmitted. This... 

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