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'Ghost Town' : a haunting 1981 protest song (...)

A 1981 odd and eerie protest song, 'Ghost Town', still resonates (...)
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11/12/2017 —  A 1981 odd and eerie protest song, 'Ghost Town', still resonates today. It remains a cry out against injustice, against closed off opportunities by those who have pulled the ladder (...)
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South Africa needs a fresh approach to its stubbornly (...)

Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa (...)
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11/12/2017 —  Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive (...)
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There's more to evidence-based policies than data : (...)

For healthcare to be accessible, affordable and equal, policies and (...)
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11/12/2017 —  For healthcare to be accessible, affordable and equal, policies and programmes that promote universal health coverage need to be based on evidence.
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A year of illusions : five things we learnt about (...)

The past 12 months provided further evidence of the danger of democratic (...)
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11/12/2017 —  The past 12 months provided further evidence of the danger of democratic backsliding in Africa. But it also saw powerful presidents suffer embarrassing setbacks in a number of (...)
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Telescopes in southern Africa will peel back the (...)

A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array- the MeerKAT telescope - is being (...)
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10/12/2017 —  A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array- the MeerKAT telescope - is being built right now and remarkable progress has been made in the last 12 months.
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Tanzania at 56 : echoes of the best and worst of (...)

A balance sheet of positives and negatives for Tanzania's president (...)
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10/12/2017 —  A balance sheet of positives and negatives for Tanzania's president Magufuli is perhaps the most striking similarity with the legacy of Nyerere as the country marks another independence (...)
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Why talk of unity in South Africa's ANC is (...)

The ANC’s elective conference has very important implications for South (...)
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10/12/2017 —  The ANC’s elective conference has very important implications for South Africa’s future. Whoever leads determines the kind of leader the country will get, and what policy trajectory will be (...)
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Global malaria report reveals Africa's hits and (...)

After an exceptional period of success in global malaria control, the (...)
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10/12/2017 —  After an exceptional period of success in global malaria control, the progress has stalled. New strategies are needed to suit a variety of transmission (...)
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South Africa has a reading crisis : why, and what can (...)

The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is (...)
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8/12/2017 —  The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for (...)
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Mali's cultural capital shows how citizen-centred (...)

Ségou in Mali has successfully developed its urban cultural economy in ways (...)
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7/12/2017 —  Ségou in Mali has successfully developed its urban cultural economy in ways that's inclusive, sustainable and context-sensitive.
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Why the focus on China’s role in Mugabe’s fall missed the (...)

A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is (...)
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7/12/2017 —  A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is based on the assumption that the China-Africa relationship is an isolated phenomenon.
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South Africa's communist party strips the ANC of (...)

The South African Communist Party's decision to compete in an election (...)
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7/12/2017 —  The South African Communist Party's decision to compete in an election against its alliance partner the ANC is a watershed moment for them, with important implications for the (...)
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Moving beyond the green revolution in Africa's new (...)

African countries, like Nigeria and Ethiopia, increased their food (...)
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7/12/2017 —  African countries, like Nigeria and Ethiopia, increased their food production using a system-wide approach, and not the traditional reliance on isolated (...)
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Is it Cameroon's turn to be suspended from US trade (...)

Cameroon's Anglophone crisis that's pitted its English speaking (...)
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6/12/2017 —  Cameroon's Anglophone crisis that's pitted its English speaking citizens against the central government could result in the country being denied preferential trade agreements with the (...)
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What Migingo, the world's tiniest disputed island, (...)

The dispute between Uganda and Kenya over an islet half the size of a (...)
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6/12/2017 —  The dispute between Uganda and Kenya over an islet half the size of a football pitch has been fuelled by the perceived imbalance in fish harvests and the prospects of oil reserves (...)
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Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's (...)

Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic (...)
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6/12/2017 —  Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even (...)
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The ANC leadership race will go down to the wire : (...)

The race for the presidency of South Africa's governing ANC will go (...)
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6/12/2017 —  The race for the presidency of South Africa's governing ANC will go down to the wire. Exact calculations for the frontrunners are impossible and the result is likely to be known by 17 or 18 (...)
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Nigeria set to pass a law against mob lynching. Will it (...)

Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob (...)
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5/12/2017 —  Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
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Developing countries could get sick before they get (...)

Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and (...)
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5/12/2017 —  Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused (...)
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Bitcoin is a highly speculative investment. Why caution (...)

The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises (...)
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5/12/2017 —  The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose (...)
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Snags that could cast doubt on ANC's choice of new (...)

The ANC's elective conference is important for the party and South (...)
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5/12/2017 —  The ANC's elective conference is important for the party and South Africa. This is because the person chosen to lead the governing party since 1994, has gone on to become (...)
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History explains why South Africans on the left argue (...)

The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be (...)
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4/12/2017 —  The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
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Can't teach old dogs new tricks ? Nonsense. Tips (...)

It's common knowledge that children are voracious learners but the (...)
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4/12/2017 —  It's common knowledge that children are voracious learners but the famous cliche suggests that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. This simply isn't (...)
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The EU-Africa summit is now the AU-EU summit. Why the (...)

The transformation of the EU-Africa summit series into the EU-AU summit is (...)
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4/12/2017 —  The transformation of the EU-Africa summit series into the EU-AU summit is more than just a change of name. It reflects the increasing recognition of the AU as an international (...)
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