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#ManifestoCheck: Verifying 9 claims from the Democratic Alliance’s ‘Rescue Plan for South Africa’

By: Africa Check     28th March 2024 South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), launched its election manifesto on 17 February 2024. According to party leader... 

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Urbanisation and arms trafficking: a deadly mix in Bamako and Lagos

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th March 2024 Growing populations, established criminal networks and thriving gangs make these cities the perfect market for smugglers. Urban growth in Africa... 

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South Africans fighting for Israel in Gaza: what does the law say?

26th March 2024 South Africa’s foreign minister, Naledi Pandor, said the country’s citizens fighting for the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza faced prosecution upon... 

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Senegal: Macky Sall’s reputation is dented, but the former president did a lot at home and abroad

26th March 2024 Macky Sall’s legacy as Senegal’s president since 2012 became more complex in his last year in office. The year was so filled with transgressions... 

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Kenya’s greylisting for weak action on money laundering and terrorism financing: what that means and what must happen next

26th March 2024 Kenya and Namibia are the latest African countries to be placed on the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list over their weak measures against... 

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Can Somalia’s new Tubsan Center secure alliances to prevent terrorism?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th March 2024 Security in Somalia has deteriorated in recent months in the face of rising al-Shabaab attacks. Until recently, military operations, new... 

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Parents who believe their children can have a better future are more likely to read and play with them – South African study

25th March 2024 Every day, a small group of women make their way through the community of Sweetwaters, near the South African city of Pietermaritzburg, with bags... 

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New panel on Sudan faces many obstacles

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th March 2024 Can the African Union’s new high-level panel succeed where other diplomatic efforts over the past year have failed? Sudan’s 11-month civil war is... 

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Youth and the rising climate threat to Africa’s coastal communities

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th March 2024 Given fast-growing coastal populations, African youth should be the focus of climate adaptation efforts and the blue economy. Africa is highly... 

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In play

By: Terence Creamer     22nd March 2024 Confirmation that the curtailment framework outlined by Eskom in January is available to wind independent power producers (IPPs) preparing project... 

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