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Do 50 people die every hour from diseases related to poor hygiene, as Nigeria television ad claims? It’s more than that!

By: Africa Check     23rd March 2022 A TV commercial for Hypo Homecare Products, a household cleaning brand in Nigeria, draws attention to an alarming statistic about poor hygiene and... 

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Energy regulator should take a leaf out of Icasa’s book

23rd March 2022 The recently completed spectrum auction sends a positive signal to the SA Investment Conference 2022, which starts on Thursday. The government has... 

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Johannesburg’s first woman mayor speaks on effective coalitions and fighting corruption

22nd March 2022 South Africa’s nationwide local government elections held on 1 November 2021 saw a continuing trend of no outright winners in some key cities,... 

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Could joint AU-UN mediation break Sudan’s stalemate?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd March 2022 Mediation in Sudan’s broken political transition is yet to bring stability to the country. Attempts by the United Nations (UN) and African Union... 

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Our democracy and civic values are under attack – the fightback starts in the classroom

22nd March 2022 The right to education is guaranteed by Section 29 of the South African Constitution. Given South Africa’s history of racialised inequality in... 

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Human Rights Still Matter in South Africa

22nd March 2022 South Africa is facing several crossroads on multiple fronts. One of these crossroads is human rights and how ordinary citizens, including... 

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South African universities are training their gaze on the United States. Why it matters

18th March 2022 Three academic institutions in Africa have established units dedicated to the study of the United States. They are University of the... 

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Ukraine war reveals Africa divided

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th March 2022 Ukraine has withdrawn an important contingent of peacekeepers from the United Nations (UN) Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic... 

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Investors don't care about politicians' platitudes if basic services are failing

18th March 2022 Last week the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, the largest in the southern hemisphere, ran out of food and was unable to feed its... 

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Redefining the African Union’s utility

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th March 2022 February’s African Union (AU) summit was symbolic in several ways. It was held in person in Addis Ababa after nearly two years of online meetings... 

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