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Does US military training incubate coups in Africa? The jury is still out

Does US military training incubate coups in Africa? The jury is still out

29th September 2020 Military officers overthrew Mali’s government in a coup d’état on August 18, 2020. Among the more worrying aspects of the coup is the fact that a... 

Suspension of US aid to Ethiopia is yet another example of Trump's disregard for Africa

Suspension of US aid to Ethiopia is yet another example of Trump's disregard for Africa

28th September 2020 America’s Department of State recently suspended $130-million worth of aid to Ethiopia because of “a lack of progress” on negotiations pertaining... 

 Women, peace and security: is SA a global champion but domestic loser?

Women, peace and security: is SA a global champion but domestic loser?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2020 Gender-based violence and women’s empowerment are enormous challenges in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s words in June 2020 illustrated... 

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Developing the informal sector is not a nice-to-have but a must-have

Developing the informal sector is not a nice-to-have but a must-have

28th September 2020 The performance of our informal sector is intimately linked to the rest of the economy. This fact has profound implications for public policy.... 

Our new battle cry

Our new battle cry

25th September 2020 It is in our hands — with a lighter lockdown, controlling Covid-19 is now a matter of individual behaviour change MR President, in the beginning... 

 A pact of ‘pariahs’ rattles their neighbourhoods

A pact of ‘pariahs’ rattles their neighbourhoods

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th September 2020 The recent accord struck between Taiwan and Somaliland – two countries that few others recognise – seems to have rattled China and Somalia more... 

 Africa can revive 2020 as an ocean super-year

Africa can revive 2020 as an ocean super-year

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th September 2020 This was meant to be the ocean’s year. Four high-level United Nations meetings and a web of international conventions on biodiversity, sustainable... 

Kenya’s ex-prime minister Odinga mangles his numbers on government revenue share in Nigeria

Kenya’s ex-prime minister Odinga mangles his numbers on government revenue share in Nigeria

By: Africa Check     25th September 2020 After months of an often fractious stalemate, in September 2020 Kenya’s senate hammered out a deal on how revenue would be shared  between the... 

Powering up?

Powering up?

By: Terence Creamer     25th September 2020 It has taken far too long, but there is finally some positive momentum building in the electricity sector. Cause for optimism has arisen as a... 

Corruption, the number one threat to our heritage

Corruption, the number one threat to our heritage

23rd September 2020 When thinking of South Africa’s heritage, our rich diversity, vibrant history, extraordinary natural beauty and fascinating landmarks come first to... 

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