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Why Islamist attack demands a careful response from (...)

The first Islamist attack carried out by Mozambicans in the country is (...)
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18/10/2017 —  The first Islamist attack carried out by Mozambicans in the country is particularly surprising given the pride the country takes in its sound and relaxed inter-religious (...)
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Mumble Rap : cultural laziness or a true reflection of (...)

What if the current cultural context is informing the production of mumble (...)
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18/10/2017 —  What if the current cultural context is informing the production of mumble rap? In the contemporary western world, daily life is fuelled by widespread consumption of both products and (...)
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What's at stake in South Africa's new finance (...)

South Africa waits with bated breath for the 2017 medium term budget policy (...)
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18/10/2017 —  South Africa waits with bated breath for the 2017 medium term budget policy statement from new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, as it might reveal key signals of where economic policy is (...)
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Why media freedom remains fragile in South Africa

As South Africa marks Media Freedom Day, it's clear that its battle (...)
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18/10/2017 —  As South Africa marks Media Freedom Day, it's clear that its battle isn't over. Attacks on journalists continue --through physical intimidation and there's also the threat of new (...)
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What can be done to improve treatment for PTSD after a (...)

The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. It's (...)
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18/10/2017 —  The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. It's important to identify high risk individuals to provide counselling and social support.
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Ahmed Timol inquest : why uncovering apartheid crimes (...)

Will the Timol case create the necessary political will to open dozens more (...)
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17/10/2017 —  Will the Timol case create the necessary political will to open dozens more inquests into apartheid deaths? Maybe, but government machinery has proven to be rusty and extremely (...)
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Statelessness affects millions in Africa. Madagascar is (...)

For many years, statelessness in Madagascar was spurred by racial and (...)
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17/10/2017 —  For many years, statelessness in Madagascar was spurred by racial and gender discrimination.
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What tracing a tough commute in ancient Egypt reveals (...)

Bones and texts showed how decades of strenuous hikes led to higher levels (...)
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17/10/2017 —  Bones and texts showed how decades of strenuous hikes led to higher levels of osteoarthritis in workers' knees and ankles in an ancient Egyptian village.
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Can Zuma untie Gordian knot after failing to quash (...)

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's loss in the Appeals Court (...)
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17/10/2017 —  South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's loss in the Appeals Court forms part of three milestones in his recent history dominated by corruption, unethical conduct and a knack to avoid criminal (...)
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Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad (...)

The military is not tactically trained for community protection and crime (...)
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17/10/2017 —  The military is not tactically trained for community protection and crime fighting and South Africa should not deploy soldiers in urban communities.
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What 115 years of data tells us about Africa's (...)

The history of malaria prevalence in Africa is a long term cycle of highs (...)
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17/10/2017 —  The history of malaria prevalence in Africa is a long term cycle of highs and lows. However, there's been little change in the high transmission belt that covers parts of West and Central (...)
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How we used the Earth's magnetic field to date (...)

The earth's own magnetic field offers a useful way to measure the age (...)
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16/10/2017 —  The earth's own magnetic field offers a useful way to measure the age of rocks - information that can help unpack ancient events and aid our understanding of the (...)
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Country music is hugely popular in Africa. But it's (...)

Africa's broadcasters have a large role to play to ensure that country (...)
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15/10/2017 —  Africa's broadcasters have a large role to play to ensure that country and western grows to its full potential on the continent.
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Corruption in South Africa : business leader answers (...)

Business Leadership South Africa has in the recent past assumed a stinging (...)
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15/10/2017 —  Business Leadership South Africa has in the recent past assumed a stinging position against public sector corruption. Bonang Mohale explains the stance taken by the lobby (...)
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History explains why Cameroon is at war with itself (...)

Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are (...)
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15/10/2017 —  Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn't change, they must be granted independence.
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Why blaming ivory poaching on Boko Haram isn't (...)

The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through (...)
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15/10/2017 —  The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a compelling narrative. But it’s undermining wildlife conservation and human (...)
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President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will (...)

The Supreme Court of Appeal judgment means that South Africa's (...)
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13/10/2017 —  The Supreme Court of Appeal judgment means that South Africa's president must be prosecuted - unless the national director of public prosecutions decides again to drop the charges against (...)
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There are reports that Monkeypox has resurfaced in (...)

A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less (...)
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12/10/2017 —  A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 (...)
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Life stories of significant South African women told (...)

Two South African "romance" struggle auto/biographies have (...)
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12/10/2017 —  Two South African "romance" struggle auto/biographies have focalised the anti-apartheid struggle through the lives of heroic women who were bound by love.
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South Africa needs to revamp its new public transport (...)

South Africa needs to review its approach to rolling out Bus Rapid Transit (...)
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12/10/2017 —  South Africa needs to review its approach to rolling out Bus Rapid Transit systems as the current model is proving to be too expensive and unsustainable.
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Ancient DNA increases the genetic time depth of modern (...)

Archaeology is not only about stones and bones: it is mainly about the (...)
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12/10/2017 —  Archaeology is not only about stones and bones: it is mainly about the people of the past. DNA is one way to get from the stones and the bones to the people and their (...)
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South Africa's competition body is being distracted (...)

South Africa's Competition Commission may be wasting resources in (...)
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11/10/2017 —  South Africa's Competition Commission may be wasting resources in undertaking market inquiries as they are expensive and yield little results.
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What Odinga's election pullout means for Kenya's

Kenya’s upcoming poll will continue despite opposition leader Raila (...)
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11/10/2017 —  Kenya’s upcoming poll will continue despite opposition leader Raila Odinga's decision to exit lawful processes prematurely. This will mean Kenyatta will likely win his second term in a (...)
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African voices raised in support of people with (...)

Singing, music, films and dances are crucial in promoting and protecting (...)
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10/10/2017 —  Singing, music, films and dances are crucial in promoting and protecting the human rights of Africans with albinism.
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