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African citizens have good reasons to be fed up with their politicians

African citizens have good reasons to be fed up with their politicians

18th July 2017 A few months ago, a video in which a street boy blamed bad leadership for Nigeria’s socio-economic problems, went viral on social media in the... 

The best way South Africans can honour Mandela is by being active citizens

The best way South Africans can honour Mandela is by being active citizens

18th July 2017 As one of the iconic leaders of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela fought for democracy, justice, peace and reconciliation. He showed the world what... 

Regional integration has taken a back seat in Kenya’s election. Why it matters

Regional integration has taken a back seat in Kenya’s election. Why it matters

17th July 2017 As Kenya’s general election beckons the race has effectively narrowed down to two horses. Either, opposition leader Raila Odinga, or incumbent... 

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Explainer: unpacking the issues around fracking in South Africa

Explainer: unpacking the issues around fracking in South Africa

14th July 2017 South Africa has been considering shale gas development in the Karoo – an arid part of the country that spans more than 400 000 square kilometres –... 

How corruption is fraying South Africa's social and economic fabric

How corruption is fraying South Africa's social and economic fabric

13th July 2017 South Africans are not happy. According to the recent Bloomberg’s Misery Index, South Africa is the second-most miserable country on earth.... 

South Africa needs a sensible debate about its Reserve Bank. Here's a start

South Africa needs a sensible debate about its Reserve Bank. Here's a start

12th July 2017 Debates on monetary policy in South Africa over the last couple of decades seem to have come from a madhouse. First, in the 1990s the country had... 

ANC conference: governing party blew chance to regain South Africa's trust

ANC conference: governing party blew chance to regain South Africa's trust

11th July 2017 The 5th policy conference of South Africa’s governing African National Congress started on an ominous note. The party’s stalwarts had opted to stay... 

ANC policy conference shows shifting balance of power

ANC policy conference shows shifting balance of power

10th July 2017 The media reported on the national policy conference of the African National Congress (ANC) through the perspective of power struggles. This wasn’t... 

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

10th July 2017 For 24 hours rumours swirled through Zambia that President Edgar Lungu planned to initiate a state of emergency. When he finally took to the... 

ANC policy conference: deeper polarisation and a stalemate for South Africa

ANC policy conference: deeper polarisation and a stalemate for South Africa

6th July 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s previous four policy conferences have given a very good indication of what the policy... 

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