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South Africa’s genocide case against Israel: expert sets out what to expect from the International Court of Justice

10th January 2024 The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be holding public hearings on 11-12 January at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the court,... 

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Ghana’s electricity crisis is holding the country back - how it got here

10th January 2024 For well over a decade Ghana was exalted as one of the most promising and fastest growing economies on the continent. But recent reports of the... 

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Scramble for the Sahel – why France, Russia, China and the United States are interested in the region

9th January 2024 The Sahel, a region 3,860km wide located south of the Sahara Desert and stretching east-west across the African continent, has been a focus of... 

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African countries at COP28: several big wins and a united voice

14th December 2023 African countries entered the recent COP28 negotiations on climate change in high spirits. Before this conference, in September, African government... 

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South Africa’s foreign policy under Ramaphosa has seen diplomatic tools being used to provide leadership as global power relations shift

14th December 2023 Leadership plays a critical role in diplomacy. What quality of leadership does South Africa need if it’s to secure its international interests?... 

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From trash to power: how to harness energy from Africa’s garbage dumps - and save billions in future damage

12th December 2023 New research on garbage dumps in 44 sub-Saharan African countries shows that 95% are unregulated. The landfill sites still take in new garbage even... 

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South Africa leads the continent in offering more paternal leave to fathers. How to make sure both parents benefit

12th December 2023 A South African high court has ushered in a new era of parental leave with a landmark ruling that new parents can share four months of parental... 

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COP28: South Africa pioneered plans to transition to renewable energy – what went wrong

7th December 2023 South Africa’s experience in piloting a new type of climate finance vehicle can inform debates about how to fund a just transition from fossil... 

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Water crisis in South Africa: damning report finds 46% contamination, 67% of treatment works near to breaking down

7th December 2023 A new report by South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation paints a grim picture of the quality of the country’s drinking water, and its... 

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Getting climate funds to conflict zones – a case for working with armed groups and local communities

6th December 2023 Conflict-ridden and fragile countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change and least prepared to deal with it. They are largely excluded... 

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