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Social media seized the narrative in Uganda's election. Why this was good for democracy

Social media seized the narrative in Uganda's election. Why this was good for democracy

13th January 2021 For months, Ugandans have witnessed a vicious presidential election campaign without precedent. While the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni, has enjoyed... 

South African politicians, not bureaucrats, stand in the way of a professional civil service

South African politicians, not bureaucrats, stand in the way of a professional civil service

12th January 2021 The post-COVID-19 world will demand that governments do more with less, or at least spend within their means. Economic activity has ground to a... 

Dummy's guide to how trade rules affect access to COVID-19 vaccines

Dummy's guide to how trade rules affect access to COVID-19 vaccines

11th January 2021 The race is on to secure vaccines that will protect people from COVID-19. But it’s already become apparent that there is gross inequality playing... 

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Was it a coup? No, but siege on US Capitol was the election violence of a fragile democracy

Was it a coup? No, but siege on US Capitol was the election violence of a fragile democracy

7th January 2021 Did the United States just have a coup attempt? Supporters of President Donald Trump, following his encouragement, stormed the U.S. Capitol... 

Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change

Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change

5th January 2021 There are two approaches to dealing with climate change: slowing it down, and adapting to it. The first is about reducing greenhouse gas emissions... 

Oil refinery blast is one more reason South Africa should take industrial risks seriously

Oil refinery blast is one more reason South Africa should take industrial risks seriously 

11th December 2020 A blast at an Engen oil refinery recently rocked the community of Durban South, an industrial basin in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Several... 

COVID-19 in South Africa: A critical assessment of the first 90 days

COVID-19 in South Africa: A critical assessment of the first 90 days

8th December 2020 Eight months ago, when South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a strict lockdown for an initial 21 days in response to the COVID-19... 

COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

2nd December 2020 Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. Experts agree that... 

Conflict between Tigray and Eritrea -- the long standing faultline in Ethiopian politics

Conflict between Tigray and Eritrea -- the long standing faultline in Ethiopian politics

1st December 2020 The missile attack by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front on Eritrea in mid-November transformed an internal Ethiopian crisis into a transnational... 

Grants and family support programmes can change lives. A South African case study

Grants and family support programmes can change lives. A South African case study

1st December 2020 Every day there is disheartening negative news about the plight of children around the world. Stories about child labour, violence against children... 

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