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Lessons from Mandela’s leadership (Part 5)

Lessons from Mandela’s leadership (Part 5)

By: Raymond Suttner     9th July 2018 This series has repeatedly referred to the problem of celebrating Nelson Mandela without articulating the qualities that attached to him, that... 

Why South Africa's new political party funding bill is good news for democracy

Why South Africa's new political party funding bill is good news for democracy

6th July 2018 Who funds South Africa’s political parties? The answer has always been shrouded in secrecy – both before and post 1994 when the country became a... 

 To achieve real change, Liberia should look closer to home

To achieve real change, Liberia should look closer to home

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th July 2018 Liberian President George Weah’s first few months at the helm saw much focus on his pro-poor development agenda, which was touted as the cure-all... 

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Do 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour?

Do 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour?

By: Africa Check     6th July 2018 In a story about a cancer screening event, a reporter in ThisDay newspaper claimed that “at least 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour”. Health... 

Derisking Eskom

Derisking Eskom

By: Terence Creamer     6th July 2018 The term ‘too big to fail’ came to the fore during the so-called Great Recession, which arose after America’s sub-prime mortgage crisis triggered... 

How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive across Africa

How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive across Africa

5th July 2018 Last month, at a conference on African Inequalities co-organised by our school and the London School of Economics, the first audience question came... 

 Algeria’s migration policy conundrum

Algeria’s migration policy conundrum

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th July 2018 Since the end of 2017, thousands of undocumented migrants from Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali and Guinea have been repatriated – or... 

Hit or miss? 5 claims by Kenyan governors fact-checked

Hit or miss? 5 claims by Kenyan governors fact-checked

By: Africa Check     5th July 2018 Kenya is grading its new system of government after the constitution created 47 new administrative units in 2010. These counties started to govern... 

Ramaphosa's efforts will fail unless corrupt officials are brought to book

Ramaphosa's efforts will fail unless corrupt officials are brought to book

4th July 2018 South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been showered with praise for his early moves of fighting corruption. But he will need to do... 

Are 57% of South African kids raised without fathers?

Are 57% of South African kids raised without fathers?

By: Africa Check     4th July 2018 In its latest advertising campaign, detergent brand Omo features a young boy reading from a homemade Father’s Day card. “Thank you for always being... 

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