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The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and COVID-19

The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and COVID-19

23rd June 2020 Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates, has become endemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has had... 

Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique

Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique

23rd June 2020 A growing insurgency in the northern parts of Mozambique has caught the attention of conflict analysts and observers worldwide. There is now even a... 

South Africa can get COVID-19 under control if it blocks the routes that enable transmission

South Africa can get COVID-19 under control if it blocks the routes that enable transmission

18th June 2020 As the lockdown is relaxed, South Africa’s focus should now be on how best to suppress the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using other strategies.... 

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What Ramaphosa's Covid-19 decisions say about South Africa's democracy

What Ramaphosa's Covid-19 decisions say about South Africa's democracy

17th June 2020 Early this year, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa put forward the idea of a “social compact” as a means to consult and build consensus for... 

Why history will judge Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza harshly

Why history will judge Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza harshly

11th June 2020 Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi’s football-loving president and self-proclaimed pastor, has died at the age of 55. By all accounts this was death most... 

South Africa must adopt a localised response to Covid-19. What it would look like

South Africa must adopt a localised response to Covid-19. What it would look like

9th June 2020 South Africa needs to adopt a more localised and differentiated approach in the next phase of its management of the Covid-19 pandemic. This might... 

We looked for South Africa's 'missing' plastic litter. This is what we found

We looked for South Africa's 'missing' plastic litter. This is what we found

8th June 2020 Every year, the world produces about 300-million tonnes of plastic. Somewhere between 5-million and 12-million tonnes of it finds its way into the... 

South Africa's use of Covid-19 modelling has been deeply flawed. Here's why

South Africa's use of Covid-19 modelling has been deeply flawed. Here's why

8th June 2020 When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the decision to implement an initial 21-day national lockdown in response to the threat posed by the... 

COVID-19 shows the world needs physicians who can look beyond medical charts

COVID-19 shows the world needs physicians who can look beyond medical charts

4th June 2020 As modern medicine has advanced, so too has our understanding of what affects health. Over recent decades this has generated a number of new fields... 

South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US

South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US

2nd June 2020 In six months’ time the world’s gaze will be trained on what is gearing up to be a contentious and hotly contested presidential election in the US.... 

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