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Selling Africa’s good news stories
Selling Africa’s good news stories
Anywhere in the world, freelance journalism is an extreme career choice. The job requires withstanding pitch rejections, ignored queries, stolen...
Bold steps Mnangagawa should be taking instead of fiddling with the petrol price
Bold steps Mnangagawa should be taking instead of fiddling with the petrol price
When economically challenged rulers try to run nations, especially fragile ones, they can easily make mistakes.
State capture should be seen as an act of treason
State capture should be seen as an act of treason
“The attempt to take over or overthrow the government” and “betrayal of trust”. These are a handful of definitions of “treason” found...
Allow local councils to do their fiscal duties
Allow local councils to do their fiscal duties
The insistence of South African political parties, and the ruling party in particular, on democratic centralism in a constitutionally guaranteed...
Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes
Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes
Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? 
The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans
The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans
Launching the governing ANC's 2019 general election manifesto in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the successes of the last 25 years...
The road ahead for the DRC
The road ahead for the DRC
In the early hours of January 10, election authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) finally announced that Félix Tshisekedi, leader...
Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world
Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world
Capital has always aspired to a global reach. 
No holy cows in hate cases
No holy cows in hate cases
The year 2019 is the year of the pig in the Chinese zodiac. Although it symbolises prosperity, its infamy as the epitome of greed lingers in the...
Three reasons why the Gabon coup failed
Three reasons why the Gabon coup failed
The tiny but resource-rich country has remained a pseudo state that is still run from Paris
Ramaphosa has walked a difficult tightrope successfully thus far
Ramaphosa has walked a difficult tightrope successfully thus far
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and his team have walked a tightrope since assuming office. And so far so good — they have been able to...
Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place
Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place
Swedish academic Hans Rosling identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across...
What DRC’s flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa
What DRC’s flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa
On December 30 2018, 46 million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a

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