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Organised banditry is destroying livelihoods in Niger’s borderlands

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th May 2022 Most international attention on Niger focuses on the Boko Haram conflict in the country’s east (Diffa region) and the Liptako-Gourma crisis in its... 

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Murder of Nokuthula Mabaso - another Abahlali killing with impunity?

By: Raymond Suttner     16th May 2022 This week end the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo buried another leader, Nokuthula Mabaso, murdered in front of her children.... 

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New Panel of the Wise faces old challenges

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th May 2022 At the African Union’s (AU) February summit, four new members were appointed for a three-year term on the Panel of the Wise. Given the many... 

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Is climate change to blame for KwaZulu-Natal’s flood damage?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th May 2022 A month ago, floods in the country’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province killed 489 people, destroyed 4 000 houses and displaced about 40 000 residents.... 

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Ruto on the campaign trail: Grading some of Kenyan deputy president claims about his record in office

By: Africa Check     13th May 2022 Kenyan deputy president William Ruto is campaigning for president ahead of August 2022 elections. Ruto seeks to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta... 

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Procurement delays

By: Terence Creamer     13th May 2022 News that the 25 solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects selected late last year as preferred bids would not achieve financial close by the end... 

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The war in Ukraine: Africa risks paying a heavy price for neutrality

12th May 2022 Far from being swift, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now looks likely to become a long-running war of attrition. It will therefore have an... 

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Peacekeeping in South Sudan: it’s a race against time for the UN

12th May 2022 A notable consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been the near-complete breakdown of what was already a deeply fraught relationship among... 

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Making Covid vaccines in Africa: advances and sustainability issues

11th May 2022 The history of vaccine manufacturing capacity in Africa dates back to 1881, when Egypt’s Vacsera company was established. Before the Covid pandemic... 

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Africa’s solutions to conflict are in crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th May 2022 Africa faces widespread instability. In the past year, there have been coups in Mali, Chad, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Guinea, and attempts to... 

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