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Our universities need relevance and excellence
Our universities need relevance and excellence
The institutional form of the modern African university did not derive from precolonial institutions; the inspiration was the colonial modern. The...
The videos behind Egypt’s unrest
The videos behind Egypt’s unrest
Viral videos posted online by an Egyptian businessman this month accusing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the military of corruption have...
Could Egypt's rare anti-Sisi protests swell?
Could Egypt's rare anti-Sisi protests swell?
Rare protests erupted in Cairo and the port city of Suez over the weekend for the first time in three years, spurred by discontent over rising...
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
My first major story as a foreign correspondent was Egypt’s Arab Spring. I arrived in Tahrir Square in Cairo early on 2 February 2011, which is...
Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana
Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana
The legacy of Bafana Bafana at Afcon 2019 is complicated.
​South Africa 1-2 Nigeria: Bafana dance to West African tune
​South Africa 1-2 Nigeria: Bafana dance to West African tune
Cairo — Bafana Bafana are out of the African Cup of Nations. Confronting that fact doesn't feel all that difficult.
Salah and Egypt score own goal supporting Warda
Salah and Egypt score own goal supporting Warda
It’s difficult to escape his warm and arresting smile, which is plastered all over Egypt’s capital city. The only other person who has that...
Afcon, a tool to clean Egypt and the CAF’s images
Afcon, a tool to clean Egypt and the CAF’s images
“Welcome to Egypt,” the last security guard to grope me before I entered Cairo International Stadium said, half embarrassed and half earnest....
Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule
Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule
Egypt's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in...
Sisi, Egypt's undisputed leader
Sisi, Egypt's undisputed leader
Egypt's general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who could stay in power until 2030 is an autocrat for some and symbol of stability for...
Gearing Africa's cities for the future
Gearing Africa's cities for the future
The rapid expansion of Africa’s cities over the past decades has meant an increasing demand for infrastructure, service delivery and jobs. At the...

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