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Noxious trade-offs

By: Terence Creamer     6th October 2023 The decision by Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy to uphold a decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to... 

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Africa can end its rash of military coups

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th October 2023 Military coups were common in Africa during the Cold War, and now seem to be returning. Between January 2020 and August 2023, there were five... 

Tourism Tender scandal: Chris Pappas uses Zulu to hide looting

4th October 2023 The reaction of the Democratic Alliance to the public outrage following allegations of corruption levelled against its councillor and Mayor of... 

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‘We could eradicate malaria by 2040’ says expert after revolutionary vaccine is approved by WHO

4th October 2023 The World Health Organization has approved a new vaccine that scientists argue will be a game-changer in the fight against malaria, which kills... 

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Book review: African thinkers analyse some of the big issues of our time - race, belonging and identity

4th October 2023 The subjects of race, identity and belonging are often fraught with contention and uneasiness. Who are you? Who belongs? Who is native, or... 

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Kidnappings in the Sahel – a favoured weapon of war

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th October 2023 Over 180 kidnappings were recorded in the war-torn countries of Mali and Burkina Faso in the first half of 2023 – an average of one a day. This... 

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Time to resolve Cameroon’s persistent yet forgotten crisis

3rd October 2023 Cameroon’s Anglophone conflict undermines national unity and is arguably the most damaging of the country's multiple crises. It sparked demands for... 

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Africa needs a people-centred approach to climate action

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd October 2023 In September, Africa was struck by a devastating climate event when heavy rains caused two dams to collapse in Libya, flooding the east coast city... 

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The continuing crisis: can we find a way forward? 

By: Raymond Suttner     2nd October 2023 “To the oppressed, and to those who suffer with them and fight at their side”- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Penguin, 1996, dedication).... 

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Aziz Pahad: the unassuming South African diplomat who skilfully mediated crises in Africa, and beyond

2nd October 2023 Aziz Goolam Pahad, who has died at the age of 82, was a South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and deputy minister of foreign affairs in... 

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