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Livestreaming Lekki: digital evidence of #EndSARS shooting in Nigeria makes impunity much harder

Livestreaming Lekki: digital evidence of #EndSARS shooting in Nigeria makes impunity much harder

27th October 2020 Nigeria continues to convulse in angry protests over allegations that at least 12 people were killed by security forces at a toll gate in Lagos on... 

Peace in Sudan: patience is required for the long road ahead

Peace in Sudan: patience is required for the long road ahead

23rd October 2020 “End the wars” and “peace in our land” were the rallying cries for the protests that ultimately ousted Sudan’s long-ruling strongman Omar al-Bashir... 

Whistle-blowers in South Africa are treated as pariahs in spite of their moral courage

Whistle-blowers in South Africa are treated as pariahs in spite of their moral courage

23rd October 2020 Recent reports of the looting of relief funds meant for managing the COVID-19 pandemic have once again shone the spotlight on the abuse of power in... 

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Why #ENDSARS protests are different, and what lessons they hold for Nigeria

Why #ENDSARS protests are different, and what lessons they hold for Nigeria

21st October 2020 In 1992, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was set up by the Commissioner for Police to curb a spate of armed robberies in Nigeria. By 2009 it had... 

What South Africans must do to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections

What South Africans must do to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections

21st October 2020 South Africa’s stringent lockdown earlier this year may have saved lives by containing the spread of Covid-19. New Covid-19 infections have been... 

Why an amnesty for grand corruption in South Africa is a bad idea

Why an amnesty for grand corruption in South Africa is a bad idea

20th October 2020 South Africa’s former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, provoked a political storm recently when she suggested that public servants implicated in... 

Young Nigerians rise up to demand a different kind of freedom

Young Nigerians rise up to demand a different kind of freedom

16th October 2020 Two days after Nigeria celebrated its sixtieth year of independence, a video of a young man brazenly killed by a member of the notorious Special... 

South Africa's COVID-19 hunger relief efforts are working: why they must continue

South Africa's COVID-19 hunger relief efforts are working: why they must continue

15th October 2020 Since the year 2000, South Africa has made big strides in lowering levels of both child and adult hunger, as well as improving food security for... 

Why operational subsidies are key to reforming South Africa's minibus taxi sector

Why operational subsidies are key to reforming South Africa's minibus taxi sector

12th October 2020 When South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced recently that the government was considering a R50-billion subsidy to the minibus... 

COVID-19: examining theories for Africa's low death rates

COVID-19: examining theories for Africa's low death rates

8th October 2020 As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa.... 

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