Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie

They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.

The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?

The virus’ resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster.

Moz lifts gay laws but queer fight goes on

Activists describe Mozambique as a tolerant society but say LGBT people still face a long struggle for full equality.

South Africa sends lions to repopulate Rwanda reserves

Seven big cats have been donated to Rwanda, restoring the predator to the East African country after a 15-year absence.

Bashir set to tighten grip on Sudan

The country's leader has claimed victory in polls censured by opposition parties and the West.

SA mercenaries are ‘giving Boko Haram a hiding’

The vexed leftovers of the apartheid military are reportedly turning the tide in Nigeria.

Chirpy Mugabe plays to the gallery and lays into Blair

Robert Mugabe, on a rare state visit to South Africa this week, spoke off the cuff in a monologue that varied from pointed to rambling to witty.

Long Walk to Freedom sequel to hit bookshops next year

Pan Macmillan announces it has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to the book which is likely to tackle Mandela’s divorce from his second wife Winnie.

‘Death was in front of us, we fled’

Seleka and anti-balaka forces are ripping CAR apart, leaving crisis and tragedy in their wake.

DRC protests brew anger and grief

Violence erupted in Kinshasa as Joseph Kabila allegedly angles for an illicit third term.

Dubai royals hunt out Maasai land

Plans to turn ancestral Maasai land into a reserve for a Dubai royal family appears to be going ahead.

President Scott, but for only 90 days

Guy Scott will take charge for three months until an election is held to choose a permanent successor.

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Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

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What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

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