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Nigerian elections: 5 major challenges facing the country’s next president

2nd February 2023 Nigerians will soon determine who their next president will be in a general election. Polling is due at the end of February and inauguration is... 

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South Africa and Russia: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s foreign policy explained

1st February 2023 January was a busy diplomatic month for South Africa. The country hosted Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US treasury secretary Janet... 

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South Africa’s dysfunctional universities: the consequences of corrupt decisions

31st January 2023 What happens when those responsible for managing universities cannot trust each other to act with integrity? In a nutshell, as I discuss in my new... 

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Inequality in access to basic services is a major problem in sub-Saharan Africa - but progress is being made

By: News24Wire      31st January 2023 Economic activity and development are unevenly distributed across regions of the world and within any country. In other words, where someone lives... 

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Heat stress is rising in southern Africa – climate experts show where and when it’s worst

27th January 2023 Most of us have felt either too hot or too cold at some point in our lives. Depending on where we live, we may feel too cold quite often each... 

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Vaccine hesitancy in South Africa: Covid experience highlights conspiracies, mistrust and the role of the media

27th January 2023 In recent weeks, China has reported a spike in new cases of Covid and related deaths. Some countries have imposed travel restrictions as a result.... 

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Adriaan Vlok: the case for accepting the late South African politician’s apology for apartheid

26th January 2023 The recent death of Adriaan Vlok, the prominent South African apartheid-era law and order minister, brought the issue of political apologies for... 

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Non-racial South Africa: book shows debate on nation building is still relevant today

25th January 2023 There has been much comment recently on the lack of representation of minorities in the leadership structures of South Africa’s governing party,... 

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Climate change: Africa has a major new carbon market initiative - what you need to know

24th January 2023 Climate finance for the African continent got a boost at the 2022 United Nations Climate Conference (COP27), with the launch of the African Carbon... 

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Power cuts in South Africa: trend to get off the grid is gathering pace, but total independence is still a way off

23rd January 2023 South Africans have been battered by power shortages for several years. These have worsened to the point that towards the end of 2022 the country’s... 

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