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Tanzania has moved its capital from Dar after a 50-year wait - but is Dodoma ready?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2023 Tanzania designated Dodoma as its new capital in place of the seaside city of Dar es Salaam following a public referendum 50 years ago. Since then,... 

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Harry Oppenheimer biography shows the South African mining magnate’s hand in economic policies

2nd June 2023 In Harry Oppenheimer: Diamonds, Gold and Dynasty, his outstanding biography of the South African mining magnate who died in 2000, Michael Cardo... 

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Free secondary education in African countries is on the rise - but is it the best policy? What the evidence says

2nd June 2023 When South Sudanese President Salva Kiir announced the abolition of secondary school fees in South Sudan in February 2023, he was following several... 

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South Africa’s power blackouts: solutions lie in solar farms and battery storage at scale, and an end to state monopoly

2nd June 2023 Rolling blackouts are costing South Africa dearly. The electricity crisis is a barrier to growth, destroys investor confidence and handicaps almost... 

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Remembering South Africa’s “Grand Geek” Barry Dwolatzky - engineer and programming pioneer

1st June 2023 To some of his former students, Professor Barry Dwolatzky was the “Grand Geek” – a name of which he was very proud. But Barry, who passed away in... 

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West African countries show how decades of working together build peace, and stop wars breaking out

1st June 2023 Africa is often portrayed as a continent ravaged by war, terrorism, poverty and political instability. But over the past five decades few violent... 

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Ghana and the IMF have struck a deal, but hard choices lie ahead

31st May 2023 In mid-May 2023 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finally approved a US$3-billion 36-month arrangement with Ghana. It immediately disbursed the... 

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South Africa has changed its electoral law, but a much more serious overhaul is needed

31st May 2023 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed into law a change to the country’s electoral act to allow individuals to contest national... 

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Tobacco use is costly, but so is quitting. Surveys of 8 African countries show who needs help

30th May 2023 Tobacco use imposes a large health and economic burden worldwide. Research estimates that, in 2019, about 8-million deaths were attributable to... 

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South Africa’s pact with Russia – and its actions – cast doubt on its claims of non-alignment

29th May 2023 Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 South Africa has proclaimed a policy of non-alignment in that conflict. This position was... 

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