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‘Send me’ as a Special Envoy

‘Send me’ as a Special Envoy

3rd July 2020 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of... 

Good, sobering  and bad

Good, sobering and bad

By: Terence Creamer     3rd July 2020 News out for the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa  – held last week both physically at the Union Buildings,... 

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

2nd July 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that “researchers are working at break-neck speed” to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... 

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Africa's scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

Africa's scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

2nd July 2020 In April 2020, about two months after the African continent recorded its first case of COVID-19, the African Academy of Sciences undertook an... 

 The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd July 2020 Somalia’s historic one-person-one vote election, scheduled for late 2020, looks set to be postponed. Electoral commission chair Halima Ismail told... 

Alcohol burdens hospitals, but no evidence for South African police minister’s ‘baffling’ numbers

Alcohol burdens hospitals, but no evidence for South African police minister’s ‘baffling’ numbers

By: Africa Check     2nd July 2020 South Africa has been in lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 since late March 2020. During the early weeks of the lockdown, people could... 

Why the African Union has failed to 'silence the guns'. And some solutions

Why the African Union has failed to 'silence the guns'. And some solutions

1st July 2020 Seven years ago African leaders committed themselves to working towards an end to armed conflict. As they marked the 50th anniversary of the... 

A post-pandemic world is unlikely to focus on meeting need over human greed

A post-pandemic world is unlikely to focus on meeting need over human greed

1st July 2020 How often has it been said that ‘the world will never be the same again after the Covid-19 pandemic’? If so, the question is, how might it change?... 

 More questions than answers: Tanzania’s mandatory SIM card registration

More questions than answers: Tanzania’s mandatory SIM card registration

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st July 2020 Tanzania has introduced mandatory SIM card registration to combat cybercrime and fraud. The country joins over 140 others worldwide with this... 

 The poor lose again: impact of Covid-19 on Africa

The poor lose again: impact of Covid-19 on Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st July 2020 The impact of COVID-19 is usually measured in rates of infection, deaths, jobs lost and the hit on national economies. But there’s another metric –... 

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