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Obama’s visit to strengthen America’s ties in East Africa

Obama’s visit to strengthen America’s ties in East Africa

17th July 2015 On Monday, after seeing off Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari, US President Barack Obama will make his way to Africa. He will become the first... 

Human trafficking in South Africa: an elusive statistical nightmare

Human trafficking in South Africa: an elusive statistical nightmare

16th July 2015 Human trafficking is a global crime affecting countless victims around the world. Yet its actual scope remains a mystery. The methodologies used to... 

What Greece can learn from Africa about the effects of austerity after a debt crisis

What Greece can learn from Africa about the effects of austerity after a debt crisis

15th July 2015 Some have asked what can Africa learn from Greece. I argue that Greece (and others) can learn a lot from the African experience. Debt is on the... 

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BRICS herald new era in international political economy

BRICS herald new era in international political economy

14th July 2015 The global recognition of the economic prowess of the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – has led to the group gaining greater... 

Africa’s border disputes are set to rise – but there are ways to stop them

Africa’s border disputes are set to rise – but there are ways to stop them

14th July 2015 African national borders are afflicted by a multitude of troubles that straddle villages and communities. These can include military skirmishes,... 

Minimum wage review needed to fix structural unemployment: OECD

Minimum wage review needed to fix structural unemployment: OECD

13th July 2015 “Time is running out to help workers move up the jobs ladder” - at least according to the OECD’s latest employment outlook. The somewhat gloomy... 

Decolonise more than just curriculum content – change the structure, too

Decolonise more than just curriculum content – change the structure, too 

13th July 2015 It is critically important that we decolonise South Africa’s universities. This will involve creating a radically altered curriculum and producing... 

Vocational training is not an easy alternative to formal schooling

Vocational training is not an easy alternative to formal schooling

10th July 2015 South Africa’s Department of Basic Education has a plan to address the country’s youth unemployment crisis and its skills shortage. A task team... 

 Lessons from Cuba on eliminating the transmission of HIV from mother to child

Lessons from Cuba on eliminating the transmission of HIV from mother to child

10th July 2015 Cuba has officially become the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. Margaret Chan,... 

Fathers can be a crucial factor in lifesaving decisions about maternal health

Fathers can be a crucial factor in lifesaving decisions about maternal health

9th July 2015 Fathers can play a lifesaving role in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV treatment by supporting their partners and attending... 

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