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What's at stake in South Africa's new finance minister's first budget

What's at stake in South Africa's new finance minister's first budget

Updated 7 hours ago There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. Three factors are at play: there is political turmoil... 

 Financing infrastructure to reignite South Africa’s growth

Financing infrastructure to reignite South Africa’s growth

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      Updated 7 hours ago As South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba prepares for his inaugural Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on 25 October, one issue will weigh... 

 An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability

An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      Updated 7 hours ago Kenyans are expected to go to the polls on 26 October in a repeat presidential election fraught with uncertainty after main opposition candidate... 

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Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

18th October 2017 More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu,... 

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

18th October 2017 The recent, reopened inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was different in many ways from a traditional... 

 Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th October 2017 As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide.... 

Leadership in question

Leadership in question

By: Raymond Suttner     18th October 2017 Very many South Africans are worried about the character and quality of leadership of the country and continue to hear allegations of corruption... 

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

17th October 2017 South Africa’s police minister, Fikile Mbalula, has stirred controversy by calling for the involvement of the country’s military in fighting crime.... 

 Is business trumping peace efforts in Libya?

Is business trumping peace efforts in Libya?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th October 2017 A few weeks ahead of the crucial 5th African Union (AU)-European Union (EU) summit in Abidjan at the end of November, most officials on both sides... 

 Kleptocracy upsets delicate balance of mutual interests in mining sector

Kleptocracy upsets delicate balance of mutual interests in mining sector

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      17th October 2017 On the eve of the 2017 Johannesburg Mining Indaba, the Chamber of Mines declined an invitation to the opening gala dinner — part of continuing... 

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