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 What do we know about murder in South Africa?

What do we know about murder in South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th November 2017 The most recent crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) revealed that 19 016 murders were recorded in the 2016/17... 

 Kenya: counting the cost of political brinkmanship

Kenya: counting the cost of political brinkmanship

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      8th November 2017 As the dust settles on Kenya’s divisive repeat elections, there is an understandable urge to move forward, to return to a sense of normalcy. Kenya... 

SA billboard likely understates child ‘hunger’ deaths

SA billboard likely understates child ‘hunger’ deaths

By: Africa Check     8th November 2017 South Africa’s national airline is robbing South Africans of resources that could be put to better use, the country’s Democratic Alliance (DA)... 

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South Africa shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks

South Africa shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks

By: Sashnee Moodley     7th November 2017 Lord Peter Hain tabled a series of allegations in the UK’s House of Lords relating to the possible role of British banks in alleged money... 

 What Trump’s stance on Africa means for continental security efforts

What Trump’s stance on Africa means for continental security efforts

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th November 2017 When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States (US) in January, many wondered what his administration’s policy towards Africa would... 

How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

6th November 2017 African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32,6... 

Johannesburg's inner city: the Dubai of southern Africa, but all below the radar

Johannesburg's inner city: the Dubai of southern Africa, but all below the radar

6th November 2017 Over the last 20 years Johannesburg has become an intense wholesale and retail centre for local hawkers and for traders from all over sub-Saharan... 

Magufuli has been president for two years: how he's changing Tanzania

Magufuli has been president for two years: how he's changing Tanzania

3rd November 2017 There were scarcely any hints of the tumultuous years that would follow the swearing-in of Dr John Pombe Magufuli on 5th November 2015 as... 

 Could parts of Kenya really secede?

Could parts of Kenya really secede?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd November 2017 Kenya is experiencing its worst political crisis in more than a decade, prompting some politicians to suggest extreme solutions – including the... 

Yes, SA has less water per person than Botswana & Namibia

Yes, SA has less water per person than Botswana & Namibia

By: Africa Check     3rd November 2017 Writing about the impact of invasive alien plants on South Africa’s waterways, a local news site recently reported that the country has “less water... 

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