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Opinion & Analysis

Aug 25, 2017
There is an African idiom that if a man does not eat at home, he may never give his wife enough money to cook a good pot of soup. This…
Aug 24, 2017
Do South African trade unions still represent the working class? The South African labour landscape has undergone massive changes in the past few years that have left the country’s trade…
Aug 22, 2017
Pirates are notoriously hard to capture. Their actions occur on the shifting, vast expanse of the open oceans. Perpetrators cannot simply be “arrested” by a conventional police force and, even…
Aug 20, 2017
South Africa’s wildlife is thriving. One of the reasons for this is that landowners can profit from animals living on their land. Wildlife can be hunted for meat and trophies…
Aug 17, 2017
Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The city’s poor air quality is evident in its congested streets where passenger vehicles, trucks and motorcycle taxis jostle for…
Aug 16, 2017
Earlier this year heavy rains and thunderstorms caused havoc in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve centre and one of Africa’s most populous cities. Residents woke up in many parts of the…
Aug 15, 2017
Usain Bolt. Serena Williams. Cristiano Ronaldo. Those at the top of their sporting game put their heart and soul into doing their best, but new research has shed light on…
Aug 11, 2017
The media has been a critical part of the Kenyan election process. But did they do a good job? I spoke to a variety of sources including journalists, commentators and…
Aug 10, 2017
There is a rush by President Robert Mugabe’s lieutenants to salvage his legacy, and the latest ploy in that race – a university named after him – may cost the…
Aug 08, 2017
A recent commentary published in the British Medical Journal reignited the debate on whether patients should stop antibiotics when they feel better rather than following instructions to finish the course.…
Aug 03, 2017
There are eight candidates for the presidency in Kenya’s 2017 election. Of these, two are the main contenders; Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Raila Amolo Odinga. This is a replica of…
Aug 02, 2017
It’s been nearly two decades since the idea of a single currency for West Africa was first mooted. Yet the sub-region is still far from having a common legal tender.…
Jul 31, 2017
Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast. Nigeria alone is projected to add 212 million urban dwellers by 2050, equivalent to the current population of Germany, France and the UK.…
Jul 30, 2017
South Africa’s public finances may be in their worst state since the first democratic elections in 1994. One source of these woes was the 2008 financial crisis. But its effects…

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