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Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

18th October 2017 More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu,... 

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

18th October 2017 The recent, reopened inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was different in many ways from a traditional... 

 Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th October 2017 As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide.... 

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Leadership in question

Leadership in question

By: Raymond Suttner     18th October 2017 Very many South Africans are worried about the character and quality of leadership of the country and continue to hear allegations of corruption... 

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

17th October 2017 South Africa’s police minister, Fikile Mbalula, has stirred controversy by calling for the involvement of the country’s military in fighting crime.... 

 Is business trumping peace efforts in Libya?

Is business trumping peace efforts in Libya?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th October 2017 A few weeks ahead of the crucial 5th African Union (AU)-European Union (EU) summit in Abidjan at the end of November, most officials on both sides... 

 Kleptocracy upsets delicate balance of mutual interests in mining sector

Kleptocracy upsets delicate balance of mutual interests in mining sector

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      17th October 2017 On the eve of the 2017 Johannesburg Mining Indaba, the Chamber of Mines declined an invitation to the opening gala dinner — part of continuing... 

#5facts: The sad extent of suicide in South Africa

#5facts: The sad extent of suicide in South Africa

By: Africa Check     17th October 2017 A 19-year-old woman reportedly jumped to her death in the South African suburb of Braamfontein. Media reports suggest that the university student... 

Zuma spy tapes decision

Zuma spy tapes decision

16th October 2017 Eight and a half years after the first application was brought to court, the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday finally ruled that the decision to... 

President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will he have the last laugh?

President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will he have the last laugh?

16th October 2017 South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed President Jacob Zuma’s and the National Prosecuting Authority’s appeal against an earlier... 

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