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 Future of facial recognition technology in Africa

Future of facial recognition technology in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th July 2020 When several United States (US) companies withdrew their facial recognition software products amid concerns about flaws, biases and misuse in the... 

 Motsepe saga continues to bedevil Botswana-SA relations

Motsepe saga continues to bedevil Botswana-SA relations

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th July 2020 One of the many mysteries about the Bridgette Motsepe affair is why President Mokgweetsi Masisi is pursuing it so relentlessly despite the harm it... 

Fact-checking president Ramaphosa: Have 51% of South African women experienced intimate partner violence?

Fact-checking president Ramaphosa: Have 51% of South African women experienced intimate partner violence?

By: Africa Check     6th July 2020 South Africa experienced a “dark and shameful week” in June 2020, according to president Cyril Ramaphosa.  In a statement on 13 June, Ramaphosa... 

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‘Send me’ as a Special Envoy

‘Send me’ as a Special Envoy

3rd July 2020 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of... 

Good, sobering  and bad

Good, sobering and bad

By: Terence Creamer     3rd July 2020 News out for the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa  – held last week both physically at the Union Buildings,... 

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

2nd July 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that “researchers are working at break-neck speed” to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... 

Africa's scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

Africa's scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

2nd July 2020 In April 2020, about two months after the African continent recorded its first case of COVID-19, the African Academy of Sciences undertook an... 

 The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd July 2020 Somalia’s historic one-person-one vote election, scheduled for late 2020, looks set to be postponed. Electoral commission chair Halima Ismail told... 

Alcohol burdens hospitals, but no evidence for South African police minister’s ‘baffling’ numbers

Alcohol burdens hospitals, but no evidence for South African police minister’s ‘baffling’ numbers

By: Africa Check     2nd July 2020 South Africa has been in lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 since late March 2020. During the early weeks of the lockdown, people could... 

Why the African Union has failed to 'silence the guns'. And some solutions

Why the African Union has failed to 'silence the guns'. And some solutions

1st July 2020 Seven years ago African leaders committed themselves to working towards an end to armed conflict. As they marked the 50th anniversary of the... 

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