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Q&A: is fiscal discipline the right recipe for South Africa?

Q&A: is fiscal discipline the right recipe for South Africa?

30th October 2015 South Africa is facing slow economic growth, high sovereign debt, a high unemployment rate, and inequality. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene recently... 

Tanzania's ruling party wins election (again), but poll is annulled in Zanzibar

Tanzania's ruling party wins election (again), but poll is annulled in Zanzibar

30th October 2015 Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has been announced as the winner of the country’s election, extending its 54-year reign for... 

Why Luanda's residents are asking: where did all the oil riches go?

Why Luanda's residents are asking: where did all the oil riches go?

29th October 2015 A few years ago, Luanda, the capital of Angola, was on every ambitious investor’s lips. With large infrastructure and housing projects rapidly... 

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Here's one way to recover and protect Africa's 'lost science'

Here's one way to recover and protect Africa's 'lost science'

29th October 2015 It’s been 20 years since Wayt Gibbs introduced the phrase “lost science” to the world. Writing in Scientific American, Gibbs suggested that science... 

Steps Africa must take to meet new health goals for mothers and children

Steps Africa must take to meet new health goals for mothers and children

29th October 2015 There is a lot of hard work ahead for African governments if they plan to reach the new targets around maternal mortality and deaths of newborns... 

African academics are being caught in the predatory journal trap

African academics are being caught in the predatory journal trap

29th October 2015 Academic journal articles are the lifeblood of many researchers. These articles bring exposure, prestige, and money for individual academics and... 

How Africa is tackling 'next generation' fears in academia

How Africa is tackling 'next generation' fears in academia

28th October 2015 Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. There is anxiety in many... 

Beyond the student protests lies a bigger struggle against deeply rooted oppression

Beyond the student protests lies a bigger struggle against deeply rooted oppression

28th October 2015 Oppression is evident in how a person is perceived, treated and received in the contemporary world. It oozes through the embodiment of... 

Why meat is important in the global battle against food insecurity

Why meat is important in the global battle against food insecurity

28th October 2015 The increase in the world’s population has led to challenges in maintaining a balanced diet in both the developed and the developing world. More... 

Africa's aquifers aren't being protected as they should

Africa's aquifers aren't being protected as they should

28th October 2015 NGOs often punt the digging of wells as the solution to the long distances women in rural areas travel to collect water. These wells do improve the... 

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