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no responses. 19/02/2019 Natasha

Both democracy and authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa


Both democracy and authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa

By: Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham Repression is on the rise in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu. EPA/EFE/Abir Sultan Is democracy in Africa in retreat? Or […]

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no responses. 12/02/2019 Natasha

Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?


Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?

By: Ini Dele-Adedeji, SOAS, University of London President Muhammadu Buhari attends a campaign rally ahead of the 16 February elections. EPA-EFE/Stringer   Nigeria is preparing for […]

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no responses. 01/02/2019 Zuko

The Zimbabwean predicament – it’s the people stupid!


The Zimbabwean predicament – it’s the people stupid!

By Ndumiso Hadebe  The popular phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid!” was coined by Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist, James Carville which led to Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential […]

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no responses. 29/01/2019 Natasha

South African diplomacy on Zimbabwe can remain quiet — but it must get tough


South African diplomacy on Zimbabwe can remain quiet — but it must get tough

By: Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa’s President Cyril Rampahosa, right, must get tough on his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa. GovernmentZA/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND   […]

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no responses. 28/01/2019 Zuko

Unpacking the issue of Party political funding


Unpacking the issue of Party political funding

By Khaya Sithole If last week is to be remembered in South African political history – it will be for 2 things in particular. Firstly, there […]

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no responses. 27/11/2018 Natasha

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa


Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

By: Soraya Beukes, University of the Western Cape   The fight for decent housing in South Africa has been unsuccessful. Nic Bothma/EPA   South Africa’s Constitution […]

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no responses. 30/10/2018 Natasha

Girls in West Africa offered into sexual slavery as ‘wives of gods’


Girls in West Africa offered into sexual slavery as ‘wives of gods’

By: Wisdom Mensah, University of West Florida In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing. […]

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no responses. 16/10/2018 Natasha

African countries’ policies must shift to achieve zero hunger


African countries’ policies must shift to achieve zero hunger

By: Sheryl L Hendriks, University of Pretoria; Elizabeth Mkandawire, University of Pretoria, and Nosipho Mabuza, University of Pretoria Hunger is a daily reality across large parts […]

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no responses. 04/10/2018 Natasha

Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new


Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new

By: George Ogola, University of Central Lancashire The push to tax social media users is gaining momentum across Africa. Shutterstock   The government of Benin has […]

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no responses. 02/10/2018 Natasha

Victim surveys show that crime in South Africa may be dropping, yet fear is rising


Victim surveys show that crime in South Africa may be dropping, yet fear is rising

By: Andrew Faull, University of Cape Town There’s been a decline in many crimes in South Africa but the murder rate has increased for the sixth […]

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no responses. 18/09/2018 Natasha

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency


Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

By: Richard Calland, University of Cape Town Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo is heading up the inquiry into corruption in South Africa. EPA-EFE/Kim Ludbrook   A […]

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no responses. 11/09/2018 Natasha

Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain.


Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain.

By: Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (left) and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki re-opening the Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa. EPA-EFE/Stringer […]

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