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Why what Sankara had to say about sovereignty still resonates

Why what Sankara had to say about sovereignty still resonates

22nd July 2015 The unfolding crisis in Greece has highlighted the extent to which we have bought into the idea that there is no alternative to the increasing... 

Trial in Senegal of former Chadian president is a victory for civil society

Trial in Senegal of former Chadian president is a victory for civil society 

21st July 2015 Hopes have been raised that the victims of atrocities perpetrated more than 25 years ago by the regime of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former president,... 

Moving beyond the educational blame game in South Africa

Moving beyond the educational blame game in South Africa

20th July 2015 Most of the young people who matriculate in South Africa and qualify on paper to apply to study further simply aren’t ready for the rigours of a... 

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Lessons Buhari can learn from Obama about managing a tough economy

Lessons Buhari can learn from Obama about managing a tough economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2015 It is atypical for an American president to invite a nascent African head of state to the White House, especially less than one month after the... 

When and how spending on science can lead to big social returns

When and how spending on science can lead to big social returns

17th July 2015 The rapid expansion of government funding for science in South Africa is perhaps surprising given the present climate of spending cutbacks amid... 

Obama’s visit to strengthen America’s ties in East Africa

Obama’s visit to strengthen America’s ties in East Africa

17th July 2015 On Monday, after seeing off Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari, US President Barack Obama will make his way to Africa. He will become the first... 

Human trafficking in South Africa: an elusive statistical nightmare

Human trafficking in South Africa: an elusive statistical nightmare

16th July 2015 Human trafficking is a global crime affecting countless victims around the world. Yet its actual scope remains a mystery. The methodologies used to... 

What Greece can learn from Africa about the effects of austerity after a debt crisis

What Greece can learn from Africa about the effects of austerity after a debt crisis

15th July 2015 Some have asked what can Africa learn from Greece. I argue that Greece (and others) can learn a lot from the African experience. Debt is on the... 

BRICS herald new era in international political economy

BRICS herald new era in international political economy

14th July 2015 The global recognition of the economic prowess of the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – has led to the group gaining greater... 

Africa’s border disputes are set to rise – but there are ways to stop them

Africa’s border disputes are set to rise – but there are ways to stop them

14th July 2015 African national borders are afflicted by a multitude of troubles that straddle villages and communities. These can include military skirmishes,... 

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