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Why COVID-19 offers a chance to transform UN peacekeeping

Why COVID-19 offers a chance to transform UN peacekeeping

29th May 2020 Peacekeeping may be entering a period of major change. Over the past four years, there has been a steady decline in the number of peacekeepers... 

South Africa's military is not suited for the fight against COVID-19. Here's why

South Africa's military is not suited for the fight against COVID-19. Here's why

29th May 2020 The South African National Defence Force is not suited for internal deployment, particularly where it must fight “an invisible enemy” such as the... 

Sub-Saharan Africa needs to plug local knowledge gap to up its anti-COVID-19 game

Sub-Saharan Africa needs to plug local knowledge gap to up its anti-COVID-19 game

28th May 2020 Africa remains one of the regions least affected by COVID-19, although evidence suggests it is an evolving and growing pandemic. It is now present... 

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How South Africa can best balance control of COVID-19 and avoid economic disaster

How South Africa can best balance control of COVID-19 and avoid economic disaster

28th May 2020 There is intense pressure on the South African government to lift the lockdown and open the economy. Sustainably lifting out of the lockdown is... 

How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade area

How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade area

27th May 2020 The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented... 

Lesotho's new leader faces enormous hurdles ensuring peace and political stability

Lesotho's new leader faces enormous hurdles ensuring peace and political stability

27th May 2020 Tom Thabane (81), the embattled veteran Lesotho politician, has finally bowed to pressure to resign as the Prime Minister of the politically... 

A big effort to invest in education will pay off in the long term for South Africa

A big effort to invest in education will pay off in the long term for South Africa

26th May 2020 South Africa’s economy has consistently been a two-speed economy. It has one of the highest inequality rates in the world, characterised by gaps in... 

Nigeria was once an indisputable leader in Africa: what happened?

Nigeria was once an indisputable leader in Africa: what happened?

25th May 2020 The traditional leadership and redeemer posture of Nigeria in Africa has, in recent years, been put into question. Issues like corruption and... 

A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments

A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments

22nd May 2020 With ageing come many benefits, including freedom, wisdom, perspective, and – in many cultures – respect. Unfortunately, the downside is that... 

COVID-19 exposes the underbelly of South Africa's education system

COVID-19 exposes the underbelly of South Africa's education system

22nd May 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for action to address the consequences of inequalities in South Africa’s education system. This is... 

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