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Journey through anxious Joburg

A new book has collected writing about the condition of living, yes, with a high crime rate, but also other, more pervasive existential urban stresses particular to the Global South

The foreign aid game is changing: these are the opportunities for Africa

A more explicit emphasis on the national interest may encourage donor countries to play ‘the long game’ in Africa

What is this place?: The visual simulacrum of South Africa in the Covid-19 lockdown

Why is the visual depiction of this country in centre-left international online news publications so unrecognisable?

Macroeconomic policy options beyond Covid-19 depression

Measures need to lay the foundations of a new economy and society post the pandemic

Eusebius McKaiser: Certain views about Covid-19’s global trajectory are anti-poor and anti-human

This is no time to snigger at the high rates of coronavirus in the Global North. We could be just as hard hit — and it is poor people who will suffer the most

A life spent rewriting Africa

Binyavanga Wainaina was an exceptional writer, activist and human being

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