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7th September 2015 The South African city Durban has made history by being named the first in Africa to host the Commonwealth Games since they started 85 years ago.... →
4th September 2015 Peter Gabriel’s song characterising the influence of Steve Biko is as apt today as it was in the 1980s: You can blow out a candle but you... →
3rd September 2015 Unlike many other countries, South Africa does not have one recognised “official” poverty line. Instead, a number of different thresholds are used,... →
3rd September 2015 On paper, the South Sudanese government led by President Salva Kiir and its armed opposition, commanded by former vice president Riek Machar, have... →
2nd September 2015 The legacies of apartheid in South Africa can only be understood by making sense of the complexities of the past. This includes recognising what... →
1st September 2015 Africa’s only regional bank, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has come a long way since its near collapse in 1995. It now reflects its... →
1st September 2015 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s planned visit to the United Nations in New York this month presents US President Barack Obama’s government with... →
31st August 2015 The World Bank projects that agriculture and agribusiness in Africa will grow to be a US$1 trillion industry in Africa by 2030. To promote this... →
28th August 2015 Throughout history intellectual property has been a contested terrain. Recent legal disputes involving big companies such as Apple and Samsung have... →
27th August 2015 Falling four days in a row, China’s main stock index, the Shanghai Composite, has plummeted below the 3,000 threshold. This represents a huge loss... →