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Catholic NGO boss accused of racism and abuse in Sudan

The aid worker allegedly called his security guard a ‘slave’

As climate changes, so must aid

In a world of climate change, it is essential that social protection systems are designed with the capacity and flexibility to respond to shocks.

How Trump’s global ‘gag rule’ policy threatens health clinics

Campaigners warn the reinstatement of a policy cutting aid to organisations that offer abortion services will devastate family planning.

​The unaccounted billions in international aid

Discussing development cooperation between the DRC and South Africa is necessary, as it is indicative of a different type of development assistance.

South-South aid will go south

The past shows that aid and development models cannot resolve the continent's inherent problems.

Flood-hit Malawi faces aid deficit

International help and pledges fall far short of the $65-million needed to deal with the disaster.

When the drones go dancing

The future of drone technology is about to come dramatically to life at a tech conference in Cape Town, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Billions promised to Africa – here’s how it would be spent

Summit season comes with degrees of "equal partnership" talk, but despite this the headlines are usually around promised money.

Universal primary education can be achieved by 2015 – EU commissioner

Sufficient political will is all we need to get the 58-million children not in school into classrooms by the end of next year, says Andris Piebalgs.

Malawi to seek new aid relationships outside the West

Newly inaugurated Malawian President Peter Mutharika has said he will seek to build relationships with countries such as Russia and China.

Sweden stops aid to anti-gay Uganda

Sweden says it will stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed in late February.

EU probes Real Madrid, Barcelona over illegal aid

The European Commission has launched an investigation into seven Spanish football clubs after complaints they accepted illegal state aid.

World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines

The UN, Australia and the US have mobilised emergency aid as the scale of the devastation unleashed by super typhoon Haiyan emerges.

Mali seeks €2bn in aid from EU

The EU will pledge more than half a-billion euros to help Mali rebuild after months of conflict, says the European Commission President.

Britain to cut aid to South Africa in 2015

Britain has announced that it will cut off direct aid to South Africa in 2015, citing its status as Africa's biggest economy.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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