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How Booming Population Is Challenging Africa

How Booming Population Is Challenging Af…

May 17, 2019

The world’s developed economies are facing a decline in fertility so pronounced that some will see t...

How African countries are doing in ballooning digital music revenues

How African countries are doing in ballo…

May 14, 2019

Last year was a good one for the music recording industry. After years of decline 2018 marked the fo...

Ramaphosa saves the ANC's bacon. But this could be its last chance

Ramaphosa saves the ANC's bacon. But thi…

May 11, 2019

The African National Congress (ANC) will govern South Africa for another five years. But this sixth ...

The story of Oromo slaves bound for Arabia who were brought to South Africa

The story of Oromo slaves bound for Arab…

May 10, 2019

In September 1888, the HMS Osprey serving in the Royal Navy’s anti-slave trade mission in the Red Se...

South Africa's poll is more about battles in the ANC than between political parties

South Africa's poll is more about battle…

May 07, 2019

South Africans are about to vote in the most competitive election they’ve had since democracy began ...

South Africa Has An Anti-Immigration Problem, And It Looks A Lot Like America's

South Africa Has An Anti-Immigration Pro…

May 05, 2019

With a crucial election looming, populist and nationalist rhetoric put forward by world leaders like...

Threats to press freedom are taking on different forms across Africa

Threats to press freedom are taking on d…

May 03, 2019

Africa buried two of its journalists in 2018. One was killed in Somalia and the other in the Central...

South Africa's informal sector: why people get stuck in precarious jobs

South Africa's informal sector: why peop…

May 02, 2019

South Africa has a jobs crisis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, 6.14 million people were out of work...

Reporting on China in Africa is too binary. What needs to be done to fix it

Reporting on China in Africa is too bina…

Apr 29, 2019

China’s involvement in many parts of Africa is expanding. Several milestones have been reached in re...

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Court jails Facebook hackers 3 years

May 17, 2019

Court jails Facebook hackers 3 years

Justice A.A. Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has convicted and sentenced two Facebook ha...

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