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By: Terence Creamer     18th March 2022 The most recent bout of load-shedding not only reconfirmed South Africa’s debilitating overexposure to coal, but also this country’s growing... 

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Xenophobia in South Africa: how family members influenced Nigerians to flee or stay

17th March 2022 In early September 2019, xenophobic attacks escalated dramatically in two large South African cities, Johannesburg and Pretoria, as well as... 

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Senegal’s ambitious goals for its African Union presidency

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th March 2022 At the February African Union (AU) summit, President Macky Sall was sworn in as rotating chair of the continental body for 2022. The priorities... 

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ANC renewal will remain an empty slogan- a new political configuration is needed

By: Raymond Suttner     16th March 2022 “Renewal” has become a priority for the ANC, following election setbacks. It is, however, unlikely to represent a meaningful rupture with the... 

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'On the fence' is the only place for democrats to be 

16th March 2022 NOT choosing sides in a conflict doesn’t have to mean you are confused – it may mean you are the only one who isn’t. The South African government’s... 

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South Africa has a new Chief Justice: an introduction to Raymond Zondo

16th March 2022 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo as the next chief justice of the... 

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As Raila Odinga jets into London, we fact-check Kenyan deputy president’s 2022 Chatham House speech

By: Africa Check     16th March 2022 On 7 March 2022 Kenyan deputy president William Ruto returned to Chatham House, the British think tank, to set out his agenda should he be elected... 

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The Reserve Bank is not a plaything for political expediency

15th March 2022 We’re about to see how destructive inflation can be, particularly in this environment, where it is being accelerated largely by external factors... 

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Tanzania is getting a political remake as President Hassan eyes the 2025 polls

15th March 2022 The sudden death of Tanzania’s populist president John Pombe Magufuli on 17 March 2021 catapulted his then little-known vice-president, Samia... 

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Whistleblowers and tax evasion: what South Africa needs to add to its toolbox

15th March 2022 The importance of whistleblowers was highlighted again recently in South Africa. In one of the reports released by Judge Raymond Zondo, who has... 

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