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Climate hazards aren’t restricted by borders – African countries have taken a big step to address this

10th October 2023 Climate risks can be complex to deal with because they don’t respect country borders. Hazards in one region can have negative repercussions in... 

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Ethiopia: religious tension is getting worse – 5 factors driving groups apart

10th October 2023 Religion is highly present in Ethiopia. It’s visible in churches and mosques, in clothing, and in public rituals. The country’s main religious... 

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Liberia elections 2023: three things the next president must do

9th October 2023 Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic, is about to choose its next president. On 10 October, 46 political parties and 20 presidential candidates will... 

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For a socialist electoral platform: Elections 2024 – What strategic possibilities for the socialist left?

9th October 2023 The politically concentrated nature of the electoral period provides the working class with a strategic focus to drive home the idea that nothing... 

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South Africa’s surveillance law is changing but citizens’ privacy is still at risk

9th October 2023 In a ringing judgment for the right to privacy, the South African Constitutional Court declared sections of the country’s main communication... 

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Ecowas rules to protect pastoralists discourage investments in modern livestock farming

9th October 2023 A common sight around west Africa is to see cattle grazing freely, even in major cities, on highways and in airports. Every year, about 300-million... 

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Africa’s ocean of organised crime

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th October 2023 The ocean is central to global illicit trade. Criminal networks plunder marine resources, scour shipping lanes for vessels to hijack, and traverse... 

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Eswatini conducts a competent caricature of democracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th October 2023 Eswatini – or Swaziland as some of its citizens still call it – held last Friday what should be called a reasonably competent charade of a... 

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Cautious welcome: World Bank and IMF return to Africa, but questions remain

6th October 2023 The annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are due to take place in Marrakech, Morocco, in mid-October. The city... 

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Jerry Coovadia: the South African doctor who led the fight against HIV in children

6th October 2023 South African-born Professor Hoosen “Jerry” Coovadia, renowned academic and prominent anti-apartheid activist, passed away on 4 October. As a... 

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