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Wagner debacle in Russia raises red flags for African states and how they manage their security

28th June 2023 The brief rebellion led against the Kremlin by the head of the Wagner mercenary forces in Russia last week sent shock waves across the world. This... 

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Cholera: vaccines can stop the spread, but the biggest deterrent is clean water

28th June 2023 South Africa has experienced outbreaks of cholera since January. The worst was in May in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, where nearly 30 people... 

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Touadéra’s perilous referendum project

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th June 2023 In May, Central African President Faustin-Archange Touadéra announced a constitutional referendum for 30 July 2023. This announcement was the... 

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Restoring confidence in South Africa is the key to growth

27th June 2023 Two weeks ago, Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, said we should all draw inspiration from the fact that the economy had grown at an... 

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Africa needs its own credit rating agency: here’s how it could work

27th June 2023 The credit rating industry in Africa is dominated by the three international agencies: Moody’s, S&P and Fitch. Together they control an estimated... 

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Boko Haram brings IEDs back to Cameroon

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th June 2023 Boko Haram’s return to using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) is a major worry for Cameroon’s Far North Region. Until recently, the region... 

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African role in G20 requires more than a seat at the table

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      27th June 2023 Africa’s absence constrained its ability to provide views on major global economic issues at the G20 summits as well as ministerial and technical... 

SMMEs Can Alleviate SA’s Jobs Crisis. But They Need Some Help

SMMEs Can Alleviate SA’s Jobs Crisis. But They Need Some Help

26th June 2023 South Africa’s most recent unemployment figures paint a gloomy picture. Our unemployment rate is now a staggering 32,9%, which is among the highest... 

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920-million people could face conflict over the world’s rivers by 2050: what our study found in Africa

26th June 2023 The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project on the Nile River started operating in February 2022. It reinforced tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan... 

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Five questions for African countries that want to build climate-resilient health systems

26th June 2023 Every day seems to bring a new headline about a devastating climate event. African countries aren’t spared. A “rain bomb” in South Africa. Flooding... 

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