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Mugabe and Dos Santos: Africa's old men seem, finally, to be fading away

Mugabe and Dos Santos: Africa's old men …

Nov 20, 2017

Soon after Zimbabwe’s army confined President Robert Mugabe to his palatial Harare home this week – ...

Why Al-Shabaab targets Kenya – and what the country can do about it

Why Al-Shabaab targets Kenya – and what …

Nov 18, 2017

Kenya has suffered the far-reaching effects of repeated attacks by Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terroris...

Africa's economic transformation to create a third centre of global power

Africa's economic transformation to crea…

Nov 17, 2017

What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we'd find a pri...

A Big Bond for Africa

A Big Bond for Africa

Nov 16, 2017

The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa have reached a critical juncture. Strained by a collapse in comm...

South Africa can narrow the gender gap by promoting female entrepreneurship -  Petra Rees

South Africa can narrow the gender gap b…

Nov 15, 2017

According to the latest WEF gender gap report, while all world regions record a narrower overall gen...

Nigeria: Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria – with official support

Nigeria: Vigilantism is flourishing in N…

Nov 12, 2017

Concerns about safety and security are substantial in Nigeria. Here, crime is high and the police ar...

Zimbabwe: After sacking of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa: what next for the reform agenda?

Zimbabwe: After sacking of Vice-Presiden…

Nov 08, 2017

Early in November 2014, as tensions rose in ZANU-PF, Emmerson Mnangagwa spoke with a small group of ...

A recipe for a successful nation

A recipe for a successful nation

Nov 07, 2017

When you think of the ideal version of your nation, it likely reflects your own values. We vote in a...

Why Odinga's resistance movement could be important for democracy in Kenya

Why Odinga's resistance movement could b…

Nov 02, 2017

In his last address at Uhuru Park on the eve of Kenya’s October 26 election re-run, Raila Odinga ann...

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Fake news ‘as a service’ on the rise according to new research from Digital Shadows

Nov 20, 2017

Fake news ‘as a service’ on the rise according to new research from Digital Shadows

New research indicates that criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain. The gro...

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