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Simon Nkoli’s fight for queer rights in South Africa is finally being celebrated – 24 years after he died

25th November 2022 Born in 1957, Simon Tseko Nkoli had just turned 41 when he died, in 1998, of an AIDS-related illness. In his short life, the South African activist... 

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Sandton terror alert: time for South Africa to improve its intelligence sharing channels with the US

25th November 2022 The announcement in October 2022 by the US embassy in South Africa of a possible terror attack caused a lot of confusion, concern and, in some... 

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The US dollar is getting stronger: African countries are feeling the pain and have few policy options

24th November 2022 The US dollar has been advancing rapidly in response to the Federal Reserve’s resolve to keep raising policy rates for longer to regain control of... 

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M23: Four things you should know about the rebel group’s campaign in Rwanda-DRC conflict

24th November 2022 Fighting between the Democratic Republic of Congo’s national army and the rebel group M23 has displaced thousands of people in the eastern border... 

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South Africa’s small-scale fishers have been marginalised since apartheid – what needs to change

24th November 2022 South Africa is home to tens of thousands of small-scale fishers and fishing households. Some fish purely for consumption and subsistence, while... 

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16 Days of Activism: how South Africa’s TV news gets it wrong

23rd November 2022 South Africa is a country that experiences a very high level of gender-based violence. During the UN’s annual international 16 Days of Activism... 

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Ghana digitised its address system: its failure offers lessons to other African countries creating smart cities

23rd November 2022 Smart urbanism is about using digital technologies to address urban problems. Across the continent, digital technologies and smart initiatives have... 

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COP27 key outcomes: progress on compensation for developing countries, but more needed on climate justice and equity

22nd November 2022 There were high expectations for COP27, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP conferences... 

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South Africa needs strategic leadership to weather its storms. Its presidents have not been up to the task

18th November 2022 South Africa is in a state of crisis. Its current reality is necessarily shaped by historical events, not least the outcomes of the political... 

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Renewable energy will need more investment, or Africa will stay dependent on fossil fuels

17th November 2022 Renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics and onshore wind power can help sub-Saharan Africa meet its energy requirements from... 

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