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Ethiopia's troubled history provides clues to why an all-out civil war is possible

Ethiopia's troubled history provides clues to why an all-out civil war is possible

10th November 2020 Ethiopia’s government, under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, is carrying out a military offensive in Tigray, Ethiopia’s most northern state. A six month... 

A settlement with trade unions remains the best way forward for South Africa

A settlement with trade unions remains the best way forward for South Africa

10th November 2020 South Africa’s medium-term budget is supposed to provide an indication of how public finances will be managed over the next three years, but in the... 

Understanding violent protest in South Africa and the difficult choice facing leaders

Understanding violent protest in South Africa and the difficult choice facing leaders

9th November 2020 Protests and social mobilisation are the lifeblood of democracy. They enable the discontent of citizens to be communicated to political elites... 

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How ending polio in Africa has had positive spinoffs for public health

How ending polio in Africa has had positive spinoffs for public health

4th November 2020 Polio is a highly infectious disease. It’s caused by a virus that enters the body through the mouth. The virus then multiplies in the intestine and... 

Climate change, migration and urbanisation: patterns in sub-Saharan Africa

Climate change, migration and urbanisation: patterns in sub-Saharan Africa

3rd November 2020 The link between climate change and migration has gained both academic and public interest in recent years. Many studies have found that... 

Study sheds light on how South Africa can best tackle prejudice against migrants

Study sheds light on how South Africa can best tackle prejudice against migrants

3rd November 2020 Xenophobia is a serious problem in South Africa. Cross-border migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the country face harassment and... 

Why South Africans need to give political parties more money

Why South Africans need to give political parties more money

2nd November 2020 If South Africans fear that funding political parties is a waste of money, they may care to think about the costs of not funding them. But, if they... 

South Africa's waning economic fortunes demand harsh policy adjustments: who will bear the brunt?

South Africa's waning economic fortunes demand harsh policy adjustments: who will bear the brunt?

29th October 2020 The social and economic crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated South Africa’s fiscal crisis. But the origins of the fiscal... 

South Africa's economic reform ambitions fall short of what's required: a few pointers

South Africa's economic reform ambitions fall short of what's required: a few pointers

29th October 2020 Over the past two decades various African National Congress (ANC) administrations in South Africa have sought to redistribute income to the poor... 

Restrictions in trade to contain COVID-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

Restrictions in trade to contain COVID-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

27th October 2020 Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain COVID-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is... 

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