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Zimbabwe’s ruling party vilifies the opposition as American puppets. But the party itself had strong ties to the US

21st April 2023 The Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF), which has governed Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, is well known for denouncing... 

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Outer space: Rwanda and Nigeria sign an accord for more responsible exploration - why this matters

21st April 2023 In 2020, the United States announced a framework for the private exploitation of space resources. It consists of practical principles to guide... 

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Sudan created a paramilitary force to destroy government threats – but it became a major threat itself

20th April 2023 Sudan is in crisis. Fighting continues between Sudan’s military leader, Abdelfattah Al-Burhan, and his deputy on Sudan’s ruling council, General... 

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Rahima Moosa: South Africa’s only mother and child hospital is falling apart - a veteran doctor reflects on why

20th April 2023 South Africa’s health ombudsman recently published the findings of an investigation into Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital. The investigation... 

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South Africa’s power outages could reach critical levels this winter - likely scenarios

19th April 2023 Over the past 15 years South Africa has been experiencing a gradually worsening number of electricity cuts. This state of affairs has prompted... 

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Feeding Africa: how small-scale irrigation can help farmers to change the game

19th April 2023 Unlike large-acreage government irrigation schemes, small-scale irrigation is typically farmer led. Farmers decide what technologies to use to... 

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Europe outsourcing asylum to African countries is a terrible idea – there are alternatives

19th April 2023 For 40 years, western governments have entertained ideas of outsourcing asylum processing and refugee hosting to the global south. It is not a new... 

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Debt dangers in Africa: how defaults hurt people, and why forgiveness isn’t the answer

18th April 2023 Public debt repayments in some African countries are at their highest levels since 1998. The Conversation Africa’s founding editor Caroline Southey... 

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East Africa’s peace mission in the DRC: why it’s in Burundi’s interest to help

18th April 2023 Burundi was the first country to offer troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2022 as part of east Africa’s peace drive after a wave... 

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South Africans have starkly unequal access to a healthy diet - the solution requires tackling deep-seated historical injustice

13th April 2023 South Africa has a food crisis. The food system - made up of all of the activities and actors involved in the production, processing,... 

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