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Nuclear developments in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

7th August 2020 Africa’s response to COVID-19 has been boosted by nuclear-derived technology innovations and their peaceful application in the health and food... 

Not much give from China in its relationship with Africa

30th June 2020 Despite a warm African response to the recent ‘Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against Covid-19’, not much new came out of the... 

DRC president’s chief of staff convicted of corruption and embezzlement

25th June 2020 Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi’s chief of staff, Vital Kamerhe, was once a close ally of Joseph Kabila, leading his election campaign in... 


Covid-19 and the politics of the year of the nurse

4th June 2020 When the World Health Organisation (WHO) last year named 2020 the ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’, there was no way of knowing that... 

Burundi: Can newly-elected President Ndayishimiye deliver change?

4th June 2020 On 20 May, as most of the world was preoccupied with Covid-19, Burundi quietly held its fourth general elections since the end of the civil war in... 

Hong Kong and China’s National People’s Congress: The danger of a new cold war

27th May 2020 As China gears up to sink its claws deeper into Hong Kong, the world weighs up how best to respond. The pro-democracy movement also has some hard... 

The pandemic creates ideal conditions for the rise of populism

27th May 2020 Prior to the coronavirus pandemic the world’s political climate was darkening. Rising and deepening levels of authoritarianism, protectionism,... 

Africa Day: recalibrating the continent’s future

26th May 2020 Fifty-seven years ago today, the Organisation of Africa Unity was born. Founded by 32 states, its quest was to bring about freedom and unity on the... 

Cybercrime and COVID-19: A concern for financial stability during the pandemic

18th May 2020 The largest continent in the world today is no longer a physical geographical location but a virtual one. Cyberspace has redefined how people,... 

COVID-19: Implications for the ‘digital divide’ in Africa

18th May 2020 This article is part of the ‘ COVID-19 and Innovation in Africa’ series, produced by the Africa Portal, Wits University and the African Centre for... 

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