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Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next

Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next

11th July 2018 This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that... 

Obama's Mandela lecture comes at an auspicious time for democracy

Obama's Mandela lecture comes at an auspicious time for democracy

11th July 2018 Former US President Barack Obama will aim high with his Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johanesburg on July 17th. According to his close adviser... 

 DRC prioritises oil over conservation

DRC prioritises oil over conservation

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th July 2018 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to degazette parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to allow for oil drilling.... 

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How South Africa should view foreign policy in a changing world order

How South Africa should view foreign policy in a changing world order

10th July 2018 One of the first initiatives of South Africa’s new minister of international relations, Lindiwe Sisulu, was to announce a review of the country’s... 

 Role of refugees in South Sudan’s peace process

Role of refugees in South Sudan’s peace process

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th July 2018 9 July, marks the seventh anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, more than four years of which have been marred by conflict. Disagreement... 

Do 8 300 super-rich Kenyans own more than the rest?

Do 8 300 super-rich Kenyans own more than the rest?

By: Africa Check     10th July 2018 Kenya’s wealthy have little trouble remaining in the spotlight. In April 2018, British think tank Chatham House spoke of the country’s “rampant”... 

How strong is Ramaphosa?

How strong is Ramaphosa?

10th July 2018 Over the last month or two the narrative has changed considerably – from Ramaphoria to Rama-failure.  The sense is that Cyril Ramaphosa is stuck... 

Interrogating the effectiveness and sustainability of CSI initiatives

Interrogating the effectiveness and sustainability of CSI initiatives

10th July 2018 For the past couple of years there has been an up-roar by young people on various social media platforms about the ‘missing of the plot’ of... 

How to judge the success of the BRICS summit? Three questions will do the trick

How to judge the success of the BRICS summit? Three questions will do the trick

9th July 2018 The 10th BRICS summit to be hosted by South Africa is going to be closely watched. It comes at a time when extraordinary global political and... 

Eskom and the viral infographic: do the numbers add up?

Eskom and the viral infographic: do the numbers add up?

By: Africa Check     9th July 2018 Worker protests over pay at South Africa’s power utility have led to lights being turned off across the country. The utility, Eskom, announced... 

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