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Missing element

Missing element

By: Terence Creamer     25th January 2019 It has taken nearly ten years – and counting – for South Africa to update its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity. The draft document is... 

Explainer: South Africa's central bank -- ownership, mandate and independence

Explainer: South Africa's central bank -- ownership, mandate and independence

24th January 2019 In recent months, various debates about the South African Reserve Bank have focused broadly on three aspects – its shareholding, its mandate and... 

 The Gambia must heal its social and political divisions

The Gambia must heal its social and political divisions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th January 2019 Two years after its first democratic transition, The Gambia continues to face many challenges, including rebuilding national cohesion that was... 

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Nigeria #Debate2019: Did presidential candidates get their facts straight?

Nigeria #Debate2019: Did presidential candidates get their facts straight?

By: Africa Check     24th January 2019 With only weeks to Nigeria’s 2019 elections, campaigning is at fever pitch. It has not been without drama. On 19 January 2019 the first... 

Why Ramaphosa can't stop the ANC's decline, even with a win at the polls

Why Ramaphosa can't stop the ANC's decline, even with a win at the polls

23rd January 2019 In recent months there has been conjecture that if South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa wins a suitably large majority of the upcoming national... 

 SA’s trial by fire on the UN Security Council

SA’s trial by fire on the UN Security Council

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd January 2019 Less than a month into its term on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, South Africa faces a potential trial by fire which could set the tone... 

Yes, teenagers account for 10% of deliveries in South Africa, but not half the maternal deaths

Yes, teenagers account for 10% of deliveries in South Africa, but not half the maternal deaths

By: Africa Check     23rd January 2019 Many of the mothers who die during or shortly after childbirth are teenagers, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government’s head of health said... 

What needs to be done to stop Zimbabwe's violent meltdown

What needs to be done to stop Zimbabwe's violent meltdown

22nd January 2019 Zimbabwe is sliding into a violent meltdown and it’s expected to worsen, unless there are some serious interventions. Days of mass protests have... 

South African commentators often don't understand the ANC -- or the country

South African commentators often don't understand the ANC -- or the country

22nd January 2019 Regular media as well as social media in South Africa have much to say about the governing African National Congress (ANC). But much of the... 

 Will Sudan’s latest protests bring down Bashir?

Will Sudan’s latest protests bring down Bashir?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd January 2019 Street protests that started in the north-eastern Sudanese city of Atbara over bread and fuel price hikes on 19 December have snowballed into weeks... 

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