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Liberia and Sierra Leone can achieve real women's empowerment

Updated 7 hours ago Neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone are undergoing post-conflict transitions. And in both countries, national elections are ushering in new... 

Decline in elephant poaching could be short-lived

19th February 2018 Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped for five consecutive years to levels last witnessed over a decade ago. The latest report by the Convention... 

Leadership is not the NPA's only challenge

16th February 2018 With the removal of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa, a parliamentary inquiry underway into state capture, and arrests of some of those... 


Is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a worthy Ibrahim Prize winner?

14th February 2018 Finally, after a three-year drought, the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has a winner: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s... 

Budgeting to end violence?

13th February 2018 Surely no one would want to trade places with South Africa’s Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on 21 February when he presents the national budget... 

Nepad and the battle for the soul of the African Union

12th February 2018 Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia was one of the first to speak at the Nepad orientation committee meeting on the sidelines of the recent... 

Two wrongs don't right Kenya's political crisis

7th February 2018 When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially anointed as president for the second time last November, he swore an oath – the same one he... 

South Africa's water crisis is bigger than the Cape

5th February 2018 South Africa is running out of water. Not just Cape Town, the entire country. The problem is most immediate in the Mother City, but the country has... 

A wind of change blows through Southern Africa

2nd February 2018 It was an eventful 2017 for the Southern African region. The end of an era, it seemed, as political dinosaurs shuffled off the stage. In September,... 

A new dawn for African migrants

1st February 2018 It has taken over 25 years, but the African Union (AU) has at last endorsed the idea of free movement of people in Africa. On 29 January, the AU... 

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