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 Women at the heart of Boko Haram and katiba Macina

Women at the heart of Boko Haram and katiba Macina

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th April 2021 Women play complex and nuanced roles in violent extremism in Mali and Niger. They represent strategic human resources for these groups, Institute... 

No, Kenya’s debt not at ‘100% of GDP’ as economist claimed

No, Kenya’s debt not at ‘100% of GDP’ as economist claimed

By: Africa Check     13th April 2021 In April 2021 the International Monetary Fund found itself in an online storm as thousands of Kenyans protested a US$2.34-billion loan it had... 

Expropriation Bill is not as bad as portrayed, but the crux lies in implementation

Expropriation Bill is not as bad as portrayed, but the crux lies in implementation

13th April 2021 For a country desperate for higher rates of investment to ignite sustainable economic growth, the Expropriation Bill, and the headlines that have... 

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New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

12th April 2021 Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa’s first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about... 

 Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots

Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th April 2021 The past year has been deadly for African and Asian-born migrants in South Africa. And if past trends are anything to go by, it is about to become... 

Art not for art’s sake

Art not for art’s sake

9th April 2021 Award-winning columnist, Bhekisisa Mncube, challenges President Cyril Ramaphosa to shake up the arts ministry following allegations that some... 

 Biden lifts Trump’s financial veto on developing nations

Biden lifts Trump’s financial veto on developing nations

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th April 2021 Exactly how the Biden administration might impact Africa remains a bit of a mystery, as the new United States president, predictably, works through... 

Christof Heyns: South African scholar who left his mark on the world's human rights systems

Christof Heyns: South African scholar who left his mark on the world's human rights systems

9th April 2021 The South African academic Professor Christof Heyns, who has died at the age of 62, was a world-renowned human rights advocate and academic. He was... 

Face-to-Face with a turning Point

Face-to-Face with a turning Point

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 Two senior leaders, deployed by the African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal, attended activities that should be used as a foundation to sustain... 

Fighting corruption is a job for us all

Fighting corruption is a job for us all

9th April 2021 Corruption is the dimmer of hope in South Africa. It is not just the looting of funds; it is in the number of people going to bed without food; it... 

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