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Moving US Africa Command to Africa will not solve the continent's security issues

Moving US Africa Command to Africa will not solve the continent's security issues

11th May 2021 Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the United States to move its military headquarters overseeing Africa to the continent, from... 

How Covid-19 is likely to slow down a decade of youth development in Africa

How Covid-19 is likely to slow down a decade of youth development in Africa

5th May 2021 Until Covid-19 hit, the quality of life of youth (age 15-24) in sub-Saharan Africa had been steadily improving. According to the World Bank, by... 

Nigeria has few women in politics: here's why, and what to do about it

Nigeria has few women in politics: here's why, and what to do about it

4th May 2021 There are few women in political and leadership spaces in Nigeria. Currently only seven out of 109 senators and 22 of the 360 House of... 

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Ramaphosa has chosen a path of patience and limiting risks. But is it working?

Ramaphosa has chosen a path of patience and limiting risks. But is it working?

29th April 2021 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s testimony before a commission investigating state capture and corruption under his predecessor highlights... 

Risks and rewards for South African president as he takes the stand at corruption inquiry

Risks and rewards for South African president as he takes the stand at corruption inquiry

28th April 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to appear before the Zondo Commission of inquiry into corruption in South Africa comes at a delicate time. A... 

South Africa is set to appoint a new chief justice. The stakes have never been so high

South Africa is set to appoint a new chief justice. The stakes have never been so high

23rd April 2021 By October, South Africa’s Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, will have finished his 12-year term at the helm of the Constitutional Court. How will... 

Why the fire on Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain was particularly devastating

Why the fire on Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain was particularly devastating

21st April 2021 The devastating fire that ran its course across the side of Table Mountain in Cape Town this week has put the spotlight back on the management of... 

South Africa has failed to champion human rights in the world. But that's changing

South Africa has failed to champion human rights in the world. But that's changing

21st April 2021 The story of democratic South Africa and its approach to human rights in the rest of the world is a tale of woe. For two-and-a-half decades, its... 

Significant archives are under threat in Cape Town's fire. Why they matter so much

Significant archives are under threat in Cape Town's fire. Why they matter so much

20th April 2021 A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa’s Table Mountain has wreaked havoc at the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus. Among the sites of... 

Precarious power tilts towards Ramaphosa in battle inside South Africa's governing party

Precarious power tilts towards Ramaphosa in battle inside South Africa's governing party

16th April 2021 It appears, for the moment, that South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has won a key battle in the war for control of the governing African... 

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