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Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria’s economy

The most visible winner from the closure is the Nigerian treasury, which has benefited from the falling cost of petrol subsidies

Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom

Explainer: Tracing the history of Sudan’s Janjaweed militia

The Janjaweed militia first came into play when Omar al-Bashir's government deployed it in Darfur

Tensions flare near Chad’s precarious northern border

Tibesti has long been fertile ground for rebellions in Chad. Is another one coming?

Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life

Unless something changes, Cameroon and Uganda might be next

IMF to Africa: Put away the credit cards

Ballooning national debt threatens to precipitate another sub-Saharan debt crisis

Chad’s strongman gets even stronger

Chadian lawmakers on Monday April 30 passed a controversial change to the country’s Constitution

UK aid chief warns charities after Oxfam sex scandal

The scandal led to the resignation of Oxfam's deputy head and has thrown into question government funding of roughly £32 million for the charity

Why Rwanda’s development model wouldn’t work elsewhere in Africa

The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks

Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

Six black rhino, who are listed as critically endangered, will be moved to Chad in 2018.

Mauritania: New flag, same old president

Critics argues that a controversial referendum is the first step towards abolishing term limits

Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change – here’s why

Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was rated most in peril.

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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