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A three-pronged new deal could help South Africa's economic woes

A three-pronged new deal could help South Africa's economic woes

7th May 2018 South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has impressed many since taking over the country’s reigns earlier this year. But unless the citizens... 

Democratic project in trouble. How does it get remedied?

Democratic project in trouble. How does it get remedied?

By: Raymond Suttner     7th May 2018 It is well known that Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as ANC president in December was by a small number of votes and that he was elected alongside... 

South Africa must look to history to level the playing field for school kids

South Africa must look to history to level the playing field for school kids

4th May 2018 South Africa’s history of segregation has left its footprints in many places. Take the case of semi-rural Franschoek in the country’s Western Cape... 

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 Joyce Banda’s return causes jitters in Malawi

Joyce Banda’s return causes jitters in Malawi

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th May 2018 Malawi is on tenterhooks, waiting to see if President Peter Mutharika will order the arrest of his predecessor Joyce Banda. Banda returned to her... 

Refusing to accept defeat

Refusing to accept defeat

By: Terence Creamer     4th May 2018 A new academic study, titled ‘Structural Transformation in South Africa: moving towards a smart, open economy for all’, offers a brutal, and... 

Mnangagwa's Zimbabwe inches forward – but where is it headed?

Mnangagwa's Zimbabwe inches forward – but where is it headed?

3rd May 2018 The five months since the fall of Robert Mugabe have been far from easy for his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Zimbabwe’s new government has made... 

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

3rd May 2018 The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose... 

Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2018 State of The Nation Address fact-checked

Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2018 State of The Nation Address fact-checked

By: Africa Check     3rd May 2018 Following a drawn-out re-election in 2017 Uhuru Kenyatta is keen on refocusing the national agenda on development. His national address looked... 

 How will the Somalia-UAE diplomatic row affect AMISOM?

How will the Somalia-UAE diplomatic row affect AMISOM?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd May 2018 In early April, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stopped its capacity building support for security institutions and humanitarian aid to Somalia.... 

What Buhari and Trump stand to gain from state visit

What Buhari and Trump stand to gain from state visit

30th April 2018 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the Obama White House three years ago was ecstatic. By contrast, his visit this week to the Trump... 

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