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Climate change: alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% drop in crop revenue, 50 million without water

29th February 2024 African countries will suffer significant economic loss after 2050 if global warming is not limited to below 2°C, a new study by the Center for... 

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Why developing countries must unite to protect the WTO’s dispute settlement system

29th February 2024 The World Trade Organisation’s dispute settlement mechanism has, for decades, provided stability and predictability to the resolution of disputes... 

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Johannesburg’s water crisis is getting worse – expert explains why the taps keep running dry in South Africa’s biggest city

28th February 2024 Since the latter part of 2023 hardly a week has gone by without some residents of Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital, losing their... 

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It took 16 years but South Africa has impeached a senior judge – who is Judge Hlophe and what went wrong?

28th February 2024 Former Western Cape judge president John Mandlakayise Hlophe has become one of the first two members of South Africa’s judiciary to be impeached... 

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South Africa’s apartheid legacy is still hobbling research – a study of geography shows how

27th February 2024 Knowledge matters. It informs how we think about the world around us. It informs our decisions and government policies, supporting economic growth... 

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Mozambique’s unstable and expensive power supply is devastating small businesses – study examines what’s gone wrong

27th February 2024 Inside a small bakery in Maputo, the morning’s batch of 150 loaves of bread has just gone into the oven. But there’s a problem: the electricity has... 

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Pregnant women in South Africa should be offered social grants – it’ll save the state money in the long run

26th February 2024 A baby’s first 1 000 days, from the time of conception until their second birthday, is a crucial window of opportunity to optimise their potential... 

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Free movement in west Africa: three countries leaving Ecowas could face migration hurdles

22nd February 2024 For Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, a recent decision to withdraw from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has thrown up questions... 

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Africa’s debt crisis needs a bold new approach: expert outlines a way forward

22nd February 2024 It hasn’t been easy for African states to finance their developmental and environmental policy objectives over the past few years. Recent events... 

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Women in South Africa’s armed struggle: new book records history at first hand

21st February 2024 South Africa’s young democracy was a culmination of years of sweat, blood and revolution against the apartheid regime. In the early 1960s, after... 

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