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21st January 2019 Writings on South African liberation struggle icon Winnie Mandela almost all fall into one of two categories – either hagiography or demonology.... →
18th January 2019 The terror attack in Nairobi was a tragedy. But also, to some extent, unexpected. Kenya suffered relatively frequent attacks between 2013 and 2016... →
16th January 2019 When economically challenged rulers try to run nations, especially fragile ones, they can easily make mistakes. In the past few weeks demonstrators... →
16th January 2019 Coups d’états have become increasingly rare across the world. When coups – or even attempted coups – happen, they attract a great deal of... →
15th January 2019 Launching the governing African National Congress’s (ANC) 2019 general election manifesto in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the... →
14th January 2019 As South Africa heads for the polls in a few months time in its sixth democratic election, political party electioneering has begun in earnest.... →
10th January 2019 There are many valid reasons for calling for a deepening of democracy in South Africa, despite the fact that it has regular free elections and... →
9th January 2019 Are universities teaching the right kind of economics? Are they equipping students with the right kind of skills? These are some of the questions... →
9th January 2019 Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989... →
8th January 2019 On December 30, 2018, 46-million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a peaceful... →