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Can external mediation break Sudan’s political stalemate?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th October 2022 October marks the first anniversary of Sudan’s second military coup, which removed the transitional government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and... 

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A More Honest Narrative on Migrants

4th October 2022 There have recently been two very interesting comments from cabinet ministers with regard to the contested issue of immigration and the presence... 

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Mozambique’s people should come before resources

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th October 2022 The discovery of large gas deposits in the Rovuma Basin off the coast of northern Mozambique in 2011 made Mozambicans dream of prosperity. They... 

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A basic income grant for South Africa: more money in poor people’s pockets, but at a heavy cost

4th October 2022 Analyses of the implications of extending income support measures in South Africa, including a basic income grant, have focused on one of three... 

Raymond Suttner

We need to find an escape from “choiceless democracy”

By: Raymond Suttner     3rd October 2022 I have an aversion to being a political spectator and have been involved in politics since my youth in the 1960s, first in the Progressive Party... 

Alan Hirsch

Migration policy in South Africa: How should we be thinking about it?

3rd October 2022 Is it possible to have a calm and sensible discussion about immigration policy? Maybe it helps when you start with a few facts—and that is where... 

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Kenya’s new finance minister has good credentials but he can’t work miracles

3rd October 2022 President William Ruto has nominated Njuguna Ndung'u to head Kenya’s National Treasury. A Central Bank of Kenya governor for eight years between... 

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100 years of innovation and inventions: South African vice chancellor reflects on what’s next

3rd October 2022 We live in a world characterised by inequality, poverty, economic volatility, globalisation, climate change and ambiguity. In my own country, South... 

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Nigeria ticks some boxes as a democracy. Why this hasn’t translated into a better life for most

3rd October 2022 Since gaining independence on 1 October 1960, Nigeria has struggled to maintain a democratic government. The election of 1999 offered renewed hope... 

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Youth are vital for Sudan’s post-coup stability

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd October 2022 Sudanese youth drove the demonstrations and uprising that toppled former president Omar al-Bashir’s nearly 30-year-long rule. They were... 

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