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South Africa’s universities aren’t training future civil servants for what the country needs

8th November 2023 Many analysts blame state capture – the corruption of the management of public affairs – for the weakening of state capacity in South Africa. A... 

The Conversation

British king acknowledges colonial atrocities in Kenya – here’s what could happen next

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th November 2023 On his official visit to Kenya, King Charles III acknowledged Britain’s colonial era “wrongdoings”. He also paid tribute to Kenyan soldiers who had... 

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World Bank suspension of Uganda funds over anti-homosexuality law: what this says about the struggle over funds and sovereignty

8th November 2023 The World Bank issued a statement on 8 August 2023, announcing that it had effectively suspended all new public financing to Uganda over concerns... 

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Intense rivalry makes transparency vital in Liberia’s runoff election

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th November 2023 Liberia’s 10 October elections marked a significant milestone for the fledgling democracy. They were the first general elections managed entirely... 

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Will the avian influenza fuel food inflation?

By: Econ3x3      8th November 2023 The avian flu currently spreading across South Africa has raised concerns about the potential uptick in food inflation. However, it may be too... 

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Fraudulent municipal elections cripple democracy in Mozambique

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th November 2023 The National Electoral Commission declared Mozambique’s ruling party FRELIMO the winner in 64 out of 65 municipalities participating in the... 

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Madagascar’s 2023 presidential election is crucial for the island’s future, but it’s off to a rocky start

7th November 2023 Madagascar is set to elect its president on 16 November 2023, for the next five years. There’s a lot at stake. I’ve studied Madagascar’s politics –... 

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Ghana’s sophisticated artisanal firearms trade needs regulating

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th November 2023 All it takes to manufacture a craft firearm in Ghana is US$9. Gunsmiths produce about 200 000 of these illegal weapons a year, selling them for... 

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Rugby World Cup. A one-time aspirant rugby Springbok reflects on the significance of the victory – Part Two 

By: Raymond Suttner     7th November 2023 When I got to university, one of the highlights of the year was the InterVarsity rugby match between UCT and Stellenbosch. By that time, I was... 

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Rugby World Cup: A one-time aspirant rugby Springbok reflects on the significance of the victory – Part one 

By: Raymond Suttner     6th November 2023 “The events of the past six weeks are an incredible tribute to the transformation of a symbol that once represented raw Afrikaner nationalism and... 

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