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Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don't count

Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don't count

11th July 2019 Most South Africans are poor. But this does not prevent politicians treating them as though they don’t exist. The invisibility of poor people in... 

 Reform of Libya’s security sector must not fail again

Reform of Libya’s security sector must not fail again

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th July 2019 Successive Libyan governments and the international community have worked for eight years to stabilise and reform the country’s security sector.... 

Yes, Kenya’s county funding based on five-year-old national revenue figures

Yes, Kenya’s county funding based on five-year-old national revenue figures

By: Africa Check     11th July 2019 A push to amend Kenya’s constitution continues to simmer, with backers of a draft bill saying they have the required million signatures supporting... 

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Why South Africa should revert to greater protection for some of its industries

Why South Africa should revert to greater protection for some of its industries

11th July 2019 After years of relative silence, debates about the pros and cons of tariffs in international trade have become a regular feature. The renewed... 

Economics of terrorism in Lake Chad Basin

Economics of terrorism in Lake Chad Basin

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th July 2019 In the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, economic viability and control is as important to extremist... 

‘African states among most innovative in measuring & reporting on SDG 16’

‘African states among most innovative in measuring & reporting on SDG 16’

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      10th July 2019 African states are among the most innovative and committed countries in measuring and reporting on the UN’s Governance Goal (Sustainable... 

Saving Lake Victoria means going after the big fish

Saving Lake Victoria means going after the big fish

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th July 2019 Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing is threatening the survival of Lake Victoria’s fish populations, and is putting local livelihoods at... 

Beneath the noise

Beneath the noise

9th July 2019 Every year Stats SA conducts a General Household Survey (the Survey) to measure the state of social development in the country. The data provides a... 

Why the African Monetary Fund is a good idea and what can be done to get it going

Why the African Monetary Fund is a good idea and what can be done to get it going

8th July 2019 African Union (AU) leaders will gather in Niger on 7 July for an Extraordinary Summit to discuss the African Continental Free Trade Area. They will... 

Disrupted world order brings urgency to South Africa's seat on the Security Council

Disrupted world order brings urgency to South Africa's seat on the Security Council

8th July 2019 South Africa is six months into its third elected term on the United Nations Security Council. Its conduct in its previous two terms has been... 

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