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Threats, detentions and frozen assets: Nigeria's protesters depict pattern of intimidation

By: Reuters     30th November 2020 At 7 am on a recent Saturday, Onomene Adene received a call from a man whose voice she did not recognise. The man said he knew her from church and... 

Threats, detentions and frozen assets: Nigeria's protesters depict pattern of intimidation
Ethiopia's PM relishes victory, but Tigrayan leader says war not over

Ethiopia's PM relishes victory, but Tigrayan leader says war not over

By: Reuters     30th November 2020 Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed praised his soldiers on Monday for victory over a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigray's... 

War not over, says Ethiopia's Tigrayan forces leader

War not over, says Ethiopia's Tigrayan forces leader

By: Reuters     30th November 2020 The leader of Ethiopia's rebellious northern forces said on Monday he was still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was... 

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 Tensions cloud December polls in Ghana

Tensions cloud December polls in Ghana

26th November 2020 Ghana’s 7 December general election will be the country’s eighth consecutive poll since returning to democracy nearly 30 years ago. Citizens will... 

New report ranks how friendly – or not – African governments are towards girls

New report ranks how friendly – or not – African governments are towards girls

25th November 2020 There are approximately over 308-million girls below 18 years on the African continent. While the African Union’s legal and policy framework does... 

Mbeki and Obasanjo: case studies in the use of soft power in Africa's interests

Mbeki and Obasanjo: case studies in the use of soft power in Africa's interests

25th November 2020 The concept of soft power has been part of the parlance of international relations for three decades. Soft power actors use non-coercive and... 

Africa's oldest surviving party – the ANC – has an Achilles heel: its broken branch structure

Africa's oldest surviving party – the ANC – has an Achilles heel: its broken branch structure

25th November 2020 Democracies are precarious endeavours, as events around the world are showing. In most, political parties hold sway over whether the system... 

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 Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2019-2020

24th November 2020 An account of the World Economic Forum’s milestone 50th year. As Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab writes, the achievements of... 

Ag‑platforms as disruptors in value-chains: evidence from Uganda

Ag‑platforms as disruptors in value-chains: evidence from Uganda

24th November 2020 This report takes a deep dive into agricultural digital platforms (ag-platforms) and examines ways in which their economic value can be captured... 

Bridging humanitarian digital divides during Covid-19

Bridging humanitarian digital divides during Covid-19

24th November 2020 While digital technologies have been increasingly employed in humanitarian crises for more than a decade, they are needed now more than ever due to... 

The Case For Investing In South Africa: Executive Summary

The Case For Investing In South Africa: Executive Summary

23rd November 2020 The South African economy, which is the 30th largest in the world, is highly diversified in terms of sectoral composition. Its gross domestic... 

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DA deeply saddened by murder of 80-year-old KZN farmer

DA deeply saddened by murder of 80-year-old KZN farmer

1st December 2020 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is deeply saddened by the news of the murder of 80-year-old farmer, Mr Mpozana Khumalo, in the... 

#Jetgate Bombshell: No minutes exists of meeting between Defence Minister and Zim counterpart

#Jetgate Bombshell: No minutes exists of meeting between Defence Minister and Zim counterpart

1st December 2020 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has learned through a Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000 (PAIA) application that there is no evidence of the... 

A Children’s Commissioner in every province is a game changer in the protection of children’s rights

A Children’s Commissioner in every province is a game changer in the protection of children’s rights

1st December 2020 As the nation observes 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, the Democratic Alliance (DA) renews our calls for the... 

Is Judge Desai really independent?

1st December 2020 Images have been circulating on various social media platforms for around a week now, depicting someone who certainly appears to be Judge Siraj... 

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2020 Future Of Jobs Report - World Economic Forum

2020 Future Of Jobs Report - World Economic Forum

23rd November 2020 Download the full report above A recent World Economic Forum report has highlighted evolving trends in the workforce, globally and in South... 

Insureds dot down a second Try

Insureds dot down a second Try

20th November 2020 On 17 November 2020, the Western Cape High Court delivered the much anticipated Covid-19 business interruption (“BI”) judgment in the Ma-Afrika... 

Victory for domestic workers in the Constitutional Court

Victory for domestic workers in the Constitutional Court

20th November 2020 Today, judgment was handed down in the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa which declared section 1(xix)(v) of the Compensation... 

The CIPC revokes temporary Covid-19 relaxation measures

The CIPC revokes temporary Covid-19 relaxation measures

19th November 2020 The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has announced that the temporary relaxation measures granted to companies during the... 

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