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Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region

Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region

9th September 2020 Relations in the Horn of Africa are complex and complicated. They are characterised by deeply ingrained rivalries between Eritrea, Ethiopia, and... 

Who stands to win or lose if South Africa were to hold all elections on the same day

Who stands to win or lose if South Africa were to hold all elections on the same day

7th September 2020 South Africa usually follows an electoral schedule of national and provincial elections taking place two calendar years before the municipal... 

How social media are levelling Kenya's political field -- and lessons learnt

How social media are levelling Kenya's political field -- and lessons learnt

2nd September 2020 Social media have opened up spaces for political candidates to engage with voters in more direct ways compared to traditional forms of campaigns... 

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African health research needs support: here's one programme that's working

African health research needs support: here's one programme that's working

1st September 2020 African countries bear a disproportionate burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases. More than two thirds of people living with HIV are in... 

How corruption in South Africa is deeply rooted in the country’s past and why that matters

How corruption in South Africa is deeply rooted in the country’s past and why that matters

31st August 2020 When South Africans express shock at corruption, few seem to know that it is perhaps the country’s oldest tradition. Citizen anger about... 

Ethiopia's political crisis plays out in the regions. Why it's a federal problem

Ethiopia's political crisis plays out in the regions. Why it's a federal problem

28th August 2020 The political crisis in Ethiopia is not showing sings of abating. Ongoing riots in Oromia and Wolayta; state fragmentation in the Amhara region,... 

African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why

African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why

27th August 2020 Over the past 20 years sub-Saharan Africa has registered the highest rate of agricultural production in the world. There have been knock-on effects... 

Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper data

Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper data

27th August 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown measures have had a huge negative impact on producers and consumers. Food production has been... 

What young people have to say about race and inequality in South Africa

What young people have to say about race and inequality in South Africa

26th August 2020 Meritocracy is the belief that holding power or success should be judged on people’s individual ability, rather than on wealth or social... 

The AU's peace and security architecture: filling the gaps

The AU's peace and security architecture: filling the gaps

24th August 2020 Since its inception in 2002 the African Union has been under pressure to resolve the extensive peace and security challenges facing the continent.... 

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