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17 January 2017
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13 Jan 2017
 
 
Regulations for Foreign Investor Act Weighted Towards Dispute Settlement
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On December 15 2015, President Jacob Zuma assented to the controversial Protection of Investment Act when much of the South African public was on a festive holiday break. This piece of legislation...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Drought in Southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans
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It is expected that temperatures in Southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050. This is likely to cause heavy fluctuations of weather patterns and...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Time for African voices to grow louder at the African Development Fund
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Lesotho is facing challenges in financing its Queen Mamohato Hospital which costs USD$67 million a year and represents half of the country’s meagre health budget. The project, which the World...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
How the New Development Bank can change the way banks do business
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Ratings agencies will again this week consider South Africa’s sovereign credit rating. Ratings agencies have indicated that South Africa’s economic growth needs to be at least 1%, up from the...
 
 
05 Dec 2016
 
Why Renewable Energy is just as Important as Hydropower in the DRC
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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is expected to go to the polls to elect a new leader to succeed President Joseph Kabila, whose mandate expires on 19 December. This should have happened...
 
 
23 Nov 2016
 
DRC: The election that never happened
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The 2016 elections of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were scheduled for mid-September this year, and then postponed to 27 November. But the country is still nowhere near being ready to...
 
 
16 Nov 2016
 
Will the new constitution protect women’s rights in Tanzania?
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Tanzania’s current legal framework has failed to address women’s rights and gender equality due to the prolonged and continued existence of forced child marriages, killings of elderly women, female...
 
 
15 Nov 2016
 
The Gatvol Syndrome, The Apprentice and World Politics
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Eight years ago the American people voted for “Yes, we can”, Barack Obama’s politics of hope. Eight years ago many across the world were celebrating the election of the first African-American...
 
 
 
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