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Tanzania has a lot to lose if it doesn't improve relations with its neighbours

Tanzania has a lot to lose if it doesn't improve relations with its neighbours

18th November 2015 As the dust settles after Tanzania’s hotly contested elections – at least on the mainland, if not Zanzibar – the new leadership of East Africa’s... 

The strategic business of running Nigeria can now begin

The strategic business of running Nigeria can now begin

18th November 2015 President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressive Congress, rode to power on the promise to fight corruption, restructure the Nigerian... 

After protests, it can't be business as usual at South Africa's universities

After protests, it can't be business as usual at South Africa's universities

18th November 2015 South Africa’s higher education ministry issued a “call to action” in October 2015 for real change in the sector. It wants universities to become... 

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Buhari's cabinet – Solid choices, but too few women and too elitist

Buhari's cabinet – Solid choices, but too few women and too elitist

17th November 2015 Nigeria’s new cabinet, perhaps the most awaited in the history of constitutional democracy in Africa, has finally been sworn in. The wait involved... 

Why student leaders should be elected on merit, not party affiliation

Why student leaders should be elected on merit, not party affiliation

17th November 2015 University students in South Africa demonstrated high levels of organisation and solidarity during a series of fee protests in October 2015. Once... 

South Africa is failing to rise to its water challenges

South Africa is failing to rise to its water challenges

17th November 2015 A country like South Africa, where rainfall is variable and unpredictable, has to plan for the worst. Specifically, it has to plan to manage the... 

What lies behind different reactions to Paris and Beirut attacks?

What lies behind different reactions to Paris and Beirut attacks?

17th November 2015 Events of this past weekend shook the core of the world as ISIS struck not just in Beirut, but Paris as well. These attacks follow an equally... 

Teaching students about Africa may be one way to stem xenophobia

Teaching students about Africa may be one way to stem xenophobia

16th November 2015 It is no secret that South Africa views itself as somehow “outside” the African continent. The country’s National Development Plan, a roadmap for... 

How understanding microbes can help farmers manage Africa's soil crisis

How understanding microbes can help farmers manage Africa's soil crisis

16th November 2015 To harness the potential of soil microbes Africa must move quickly. As soil degrades, so too does microbial life. Understanding the microbial... 

Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance

Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance

16th November 2015 Antibiotic resistance occupies centre stage on the global public health agenda as a “tragedy of the commons”. It affects developed and developing... 

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