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 Refugees are Boko Haram’s latest soft target

Refugees are Boko Haram’s latest soft target

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th April 2018 Boko Haram has since 2009 proven a highly adaptable foe, routinely changing tactics to suit shifting circumstances. The terror group increasingly... 

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

By: Econ3x3      17th April 2018 Moving to a city in search of work seems to pay off for many poor people in the countryside. Data that track changes over time indicate that as... 

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

17th April 2018 Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for... 

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Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform in South Africa

Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform in South Africa

17th April 2018 Smallholder farming has been neglected over the past 23 years of South Africa’s attempt to redistribute land taken away from black people during... 

 Africa needs a revolution in education

Africa needs a revolution in education

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th April 2018 While education worldwide, especially for girls, has improved, the gap between Africa and the rest of the world is wide and the continent doesn’t... 

Do 1-in-5 Nigerian adults suffer from long-term depression? World Bank revises brief

Do 1-in-5 Nigerian adults suffer from long-term depression? World Bank revises brief

By: Africa Check     16th April 2018 Alarmed about what it said were rising suicides in Africa’s most populous country, a national newspaper in Nigeria attributed it to every fifth... 

Critical Facts About Waterborne Diseases In The United States and Abroad

Critical Facts About Waterborne Diseases In The United States and Abroad

16th April 2018 If you live in a developed country, you probably don’t think much about waterborne diseases. But they are a massive problem throughout the world... 

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

13th April 2018 A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa’s land reform process after the country’s parliament took a resolution to amend the constitution to... 

Do South Africans each guzzle 235 litres of water per day?

Do South Africans each guzzle 235 litres of water per day?

By: Africa Check     13th April 2018 Debating South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation address, president of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Parks Tau noted that... 

‘Sunlight the best disinfectant’

‘Sunlight the best disinfectant’

By: Terence Creamer     13th April 2018 Asset manager Futuregrowth attracted praise and criticism, possibly in equal measure, when it announced in August 2016 that it was suspending... 

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