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Urban solutions to Africa’s problems

Urban solutions to Africa’s problems

3rd November 2017 ‘Better city, better life’ is the United Nations' (UN's) World Cities Day, which falls on October 31 each year. This year’s theme, ‘innovative... 

Eskom an enormous  risk indeed

Eskom an enormous risk indeed

By: Terence Creamer     3rd November 2017 While there are very few positives to draw from Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), his... 

Why Odinga's resistance movement could be important for democracy in Kenya

Why Odinga's resistance movement could be important for democracy in Kenya

2nd November 2017 In his last address at Uhuru Park on the eve of Kenya’s October 26 election re-run, Raila Odinga announced the creation of what he called a... 

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 Africa’s youth need a formal role in securing the continent

Africa’s youth need a formal role in securing the continent

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd November 2017 As 2017 comes to a close, so does the African Union’s (AU) Year of the Youth. It was crucial for the AU Commission to mainstream young people in... 

Does Nigeria have the most people with diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa?

Does Nigeria have the most people with diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa?

By: Africa Check     2nd November 2017 Diabetes is a growing concern for Nigeria, a drug multinational executive said ahead of a recent summit on the chronic disease in Lagos. “About... 

South African crime stats show police struggling to close cases

South African crime stats show police struggling to close cases

1st November 2017 South Africa’s latest crime statistics released by the country’s police service reflect a continued long-term decline in levels of non-violent... 

South Africa can't afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice

South Africa can't afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice

1st November 2017 For the past two years the actions of government and protesting students have slowly started squeezing South Africa’s universities into a shadow of... 

 Is Zuma’s nuclear gamble still in play?

Is Zuma’s nuclear gamble still in play?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st November 2017 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement last week had one simple message: we are drowning in debt. So it wasn’t... 

The 'Africa rising story' was based on faulty logic – here's how to fix it

The 'Africa rising story' was based on faulty logic – here's how to fix it

31st October 2017 Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating ‘Africa Rising’, in a symphony of compliments that... 

With broken institutions and a reeling opposition, what's next for Kenya?

With broken institutions and a reeling opposition, what's next for Kenya?

31st October 2017 I remember walking through the rubble of burnt out buildings some months after Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence. Houses owned by ethnic Kikuyu... 

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