Africa

Nigerian peacekeepers haunted by the ghosts of executions past

They changed the course of Sierra Leone’s civil war, helping to defeat the rebels. But in keeping the peace, these soldiers sins of their own

Bobi Wine, live in concert

This is the show that the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, does not want you to see

Strategic trends in Africa in 2019

Economic growth is on the up, but so is debt; foreign powers are circling and democracy is retreating, but people power continues

Burundi’s poll exacts brutal toll

People are killed, raped, tortured, detained and forced to give up food. Africa, with South Africa’s leadership, needs to urgently stop the violence

“You are too young to mock the government”: Zimbabwean comedian relives her abduction

Samantha Kureya, aka Gonyeti, did not quite understand the power of her jokes — until she was abducted and tortured for them

The hidden costs of social media use in elections: A Ghana case study

Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments

Seven Ethiopians die in Lebanon while their consulate abandons them

The steady stream of coffins being shipped from Lebanon to Ethiopia, won’t be slowing any time soon

Vote tests Swapo’s dominance

The elections come during a three-year recession, high unemployment, inequality and a fishing scandal

Mbeki on SA’s foreign policy failures

The former president has laid out to a to-do list for the department of international relations

The enduring appeal of liberation movements

Liberation movements attracted more than half of the popular vote in their most recent parliamentary elections in many African countries

Zimbabwe’s burning issue

The country’s woodlands are being deforested to make charcoal because of electricity cuts and as land is cleared for agriculture

Angolans feel let down two years into new presidency

The euphoria that accompanied João Lourenço's new presidency has ebbed away amid the stark realities of a profoundly dysfunctional political economy

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.