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No way to tell that 70% of Nigerian inmates ‘have never been convicted’

No way to tell that 70% of Nigerian inmates ‘have never been convicted’

By: Africa Check     24th April 2018 Nigerian prisoners serving time in the UK may be deported home to finish their sentences in a new 112-bed wing of the Kirikiri prison complex in... 

Coverage of Sierra Leone's election reflected stereotypes, not reality

Coverage of Sierra Leone's election reflected stereotypes, not reality

23rd April 2018 Sierra Leone recently held peaceful presidential elections. But you would not know it from the media, which suggested that the country was... 

North-West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

North-West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

By: Raymond Suttner     23rd April 2018 It is a common occurrence during protests to have foreign-owned businesses, that is businesses owned by refugees from Africa or Asia (not the... 

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 Will new legislation turn Kenya into a tax haven?

Will new legislation turn Kenya into a tax haven?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th April 2018 A recently passed law could make it easier for companies to dodge tax in Kenya. This could increase the rate of illicit financial flows and,... 

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

20th April 2018 At least 110-million of the 600-million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone... 

Why business should care about inequality

Why business should care about inequality

By: Terence Creamer     20th April 2018 South African business needs to sit up and take note of new analysis that not only confirms South Africa as the world’s most unequal country, but... 

 Libya’s ‘divisive unifier’ Haftar stumbles

Libya’s ‘divisive unifier’ Haftar stumbles

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2018 Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strongman who is widely regarded as the most important player in the overcrowded cast of characters determining... 

 When elephants fight: will the US-China trade war hurt South Africa?

When elephants fight: will the US-China trade war hurt South Africa?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th April 2018 When US President Donald Trump announced that he would ask Congress to impose a 25% tariff on more than 1 300 Chinese imports amounting to an... 

The real impact of Expropriation without Compensation might well be felt below the ground

The real impact of Expropriation without Compensation might well be felt below the ground

18th April 2018 The current debate around expropriation without compensation (EWC) has been phrased in an idiom of land politics – the supposed imperative of the... 

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

18th April 2018 Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever they want, unencumbered by constitutional or democratic constraints. A... 

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