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Ethiopia has cracked the problem of rural health, but its workers feel stuck

Ethiopia has cracked the problem of rural health, but its workers feel stuck

25th November 2015 Health extension workers have been vital in Ethiopia’s rural communities. They have introduced new mothers to the importance of child immunisation,... 

Marikana massacre – how South African journalism failed the test

Marikana massacre – how South African journalism failed the test

25th November 2015 Different narratives have emerged from media coverage of what happened in the build up to the Marikana massacre, what occurred on the day and what... 

Why Africa's professors are afraid of colonial education being dismantled

Why Africa's professors are afraid of colonial education being dismantled

25th November 2015 A series of student protests in South Africa has thrown up a number of questions. Many of these are linked to the problem of decolonising... 

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Why South Africa needs the US for its agricultural trade

Why South Africa needs the US for its agricultural trade

25th November 2015 Relations between the US and South Africa have hit another low in a series of trade disputes that go as far back as 2003. While strengthening its... 

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India is helping Mozambique meet its energy needs – in good ways and bad

25th November 2015 Like many African countries, Mozambique faces extractive ventures that exploit its natural resources. Previously they came from the global north,... 

North Africa – small glimmers of light in bid to stop violence against women

North Africa – small glimmers of light in bid to stop violence against women

25th November 2015 North Africa holds the dubious “honour” of being among the world’s worst regions for gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and violence... 

High-growth 'gazelles' in Africa: is small really beautiful?

High-growth 'gazelles' in Africa: is small really beautiful?

25th November 2015 Conventional wisdom on supporting entrepreneurship is that governments should support start-ups and small businesses to spur job creation and... 

How the new peace and violence development goals can be met

How the new peace and violence development goals can be met

23rd November 2015 For the first time, issues of violence and peace are part of a global development framework. The recently launched Sustainable Development Goals... 

What architects must learn from South African student protests

What architects must learn from South African student protests

23rd November 2015 2015 has been a year of protest and struggle at South Africa’s universities. The environment remains highly charged. Academics are trying to... 

Robert Mugabe and Li Keqiang

What does China's role in Africa say about its growing global footprint?

23rd November 2015 China’s ties to Africa are likely to get stronger this year as the world’s biggest economy appears poised to once again double its investments... 

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