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COVID-19: examining theories for Africa's low death rates

COVID-19: examining theories for Africa's low death rates

8th October 2020 As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa.... 

Zuma’s attack on a judge is without merit, but it’s dangerous for South Africa

Zuma’s attack on a judge is without merit, but it’s dangerous for South Africa

8th October 2020 “Post-truth” culture is exemplified by the constant negation of fact-finding, expertise and research. Within such a culture, speakers, whether they... 

 Violent extremists find fertile ground in Kenya’s Isiolo County

Violent extremists find fertile ground in Kenya’s Isiolo County

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2020 Violent extremism is taking hold in Kenya’s Isiolo County, positioning the vast area as the centre of youth radicalisation in the country. In... 

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Victory In Sight In Our Relentless Fight Against Ukuthwala - The Forcing Of Underage Girls To Wed Men Old Enough To Be Their Grandfathers

Victory In Sight In Our Relentless Fight Against Ukuthwala - The Forcing Of Underage Girls To Wed Men Old Enough To Be Their Grandfathers

7th October 2020 VICTORY IN SIGHT IN OUR RELENTLESS FIGHT AGAINST UKUTHWALA - THE FORCING OF UNDERAGE GIRLS TO WED MEN OLD ENOUGH TO BE THEIR GRANDFATHERS By... 

Why human rights should guide responses to the global pandemic

Why human rights should guide responses to the global pandemic

7th October 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has killed over a million people globally and disrupted healthcare and political systems, economies, social bonds and... 

For African politicians, fashion could mean more than just dress

For African politicians, fashion could mean more than just dress

7th October 2020 Across Africa, politicians are using personal fashion to communicate. From red berets, to all-khaki ensembles, to full-on cosplaying, leaders... 

 Violence can be prevented using dialogue backed by evidence

Violence can be prevented using dialogue backed by evidence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th October 2020 An important answer was the dearth of opportunities for those working on the problem to share and learn together. To address this shortcoming, the... 

Deregulation is key to jobs

Deregulation is key to jobs

6th October 2020 The performance of our informal sector is intimately linked to the rest of the economy. This has profound implications for public policy. There’s a... 

Covid-19 exposes the high cost of SA’s foreign affairs

Covid-19 exposes the high cost of SA’s foreign affairs

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th October 2020 South Africa plays an important role internationally and in Africa. But meeting its commitments to institutions such as the United Nations Security... 

Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries

Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries

5th October 2020 Land is essential to our lives – we grow food on it and rely on it for economic growth and development. In sub-Saharan Africa approximately 83% of... 

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