Tristan Mcconnell

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Tanzania ferry disaster toll rises to 151

The vessel may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers — double the ferry's capacity

Tensions spike as Kenya opposition cries foul over election result

The contest between Odinga and Kenyatta is seen by pollsters as too close to call ahead of the vote.

Kenyan cattle herders defend ‘necessary’ land invasions

Violence has spiked in Laikipia this year, with smallholder farms and huge ranches alike invaded by armed herders, leaving dozens dead.

Uganda’s ruling party campaign sets stage for victory

President Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement are eyeing a fifth term in power as Ugandans prepare to vote in Thursday's election.

Africa and the ICC: A vexed relationship

A court order blocking the departure from SA of Sudan's president al-Bashir brings to the fore the troubled relationship between Africa and the ICC.

Almost the end for Kenya’s northern white rhino

With just five left on earth, the animal's end is inevitable, and experts argue whether it's viable to give the species a resurgence in captivity.

Living the highlife in Ghana

Historian Martin Meredith records that when Ghanaian independence leader Kwame Nkrumah learned he was expected to take the lead at an independence ball he "groaned, complaining he could only dance the highlife". He might have felt the same way if he were still alive to attend this week's official celebrations to mark Ghana's 50 years of independence from colonial rule.

Liberians waiting for peace dividend

Last week's donor conference in Washington was greeted as a triumph in Liberia, with more than $1-billion in debt forgiveness and pledges of aid. Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a former World Bank economist, is adept at getting what she wants on the international stage.

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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