Boko Haram

Surviving Boko Haram’s war on children

After escaping from the clutches of armed groups, abducted children in northern Nigeria should expect a warm welcome on their return home

Boko Haram’s war on children

After escaping from the clutches of armed groups, abducted children in northern Nigeria don't get a warm homecoming

Secularism is not the answer to fundamentalist violence

A solution to religious fundamentalist violence is neither a secularist view nor religious in nature; it entails a blend of both.

Boko Haram displaced feel forgotten amid Nigeria election fever

More than 27 000 people have been killed since the Boko Haram conflict began in 2009 and some 1.8-million others are still displaced

Eight priorities for the African Union in 2019

International Crisis Group lists seven particularly pressing crises the regional organisation should focus on in 2019

Africa is being colonised all over again

'We have failed to hold our African leaders to account,' writes Mustafa Bothwell Mheta

What’s behind the return of Boko Haram?

A faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified attacks against the army in the northeast of Nigeria

Courageous women work to end Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis

The secessionist struggle has turned increasingly violent, with families fleeing and women violated

Buhari begins presidential election campaign

Voters go to the polls on February 16, four years after Buhari's landmark victory

Nigeria’s main opposition party announces candidate ahead of 2019 elections

​Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar

South Cameroon a ‘big ghost town’

Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians have fled the country ahead of the presidential vote

Is Nigeria’s youth corps worthwhile?

Nigerian graduates must all do one year of national service. It’s meant to foster unity, but it does soak up 90% of the national youth budget

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it