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Why some won't be celebrating Namibia's independence 29 years on

Why some won't be celebrating Namibia's independence 29 years on

19th March 2019 Namibia’s South West African People’s Organisation (Swapo) is an exception among the liberation movements that became governments in Africa. As... 

No proof for ‘12-million jobs’ in Nigeria’s rice industry, as presidential aide claimed

No proof for ‘12-million jobs’ in Nigeria’s rice industry, as presidential aide claimed

By: Africa Check     19th March 2019 Rice has become a staple food in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country, making the industry a priority for governments wanting to improve their... 

25 years of democracy (Part 5): xenophobia repudiates foundational values of democratic South Africa

25 years of democracy (Part 5): xenophobia repudiates foundational values of democratic South Africa

By: Raymond Suttner     19th March 2019 Why is xenophobia so important? Some readers may believe that the title of this article places too much weight on xenophobia.  It comprises a set... 

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ANC in KZN has unveiled a countdown clock

ANC in KZN has unveiled a countdown clock

19th March 2019 Today, the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal unveiled a countdown clock at its headquarters in Durban as ANC volunteers across all... 

 The Great Lakes can’t afford more instability

The Great Lakes can’t afford more instability

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th March 2019 Regional tensions in the Great Lakes are reaching an alarming level, with neighbours Rwanda and Uganda publicly raising the tone over the past few... 

African peer review: progress is being made, but there are problems

African peer review: progress is being made, but there are problems

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      18th March 2019 There was great excitement and hype when the African Peer Review Mechanism was launched 16 years ago. This was because it presented an innovative... 

 Masisi and Khama’s spat rocks the steady Botswana boat

Masisi and Khama’s spat rocks the steady Botswana boat

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th March 2019 Will the increasingly ugly and public spat between Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama remain just a shoving... 

Premature Deindustrialisation?

Premature Deindustrialisation?

By: Terence Creamer     15th March 2019 Despite the ongoing transition to one where industrial activity is increasingly supported by digitalisation, automation and artificial... 

 High cost of having China as Africa’s partner of choice

High cost of having China as Africa’s partner of choice

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th March 2019 Africa’s history is laced with decades of colonial exploitation, which together with developmental assistance programmes such as the International... 

Does South Africa’s finance minister have his job creation numbers right?

Does South Africa’s finance minister have his job creation numbers right?

By: Africa Check     14th March 2019 In a speech peppered with biblical quotes and many tales about plants, finance minister Tito Mboweni outlined his budget for South Africa on 20... 

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