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The pandemic has shifted patterns of conflict in Africa

Although the overall rate of conflict has remained steady in Africa during the past 10 weeks of the pandemic, the nature of this is changing in subtle but significant ways

To silence Africa’s guns, empower its youth

It may be impossible to end the cycle of conflict in various countries on the continent without creating jobs for young people

Conflict is escalating in central Mali, says Human Rights Watch

Last year was the deadliest for civilians since the current political crisis began in 2012. And the fighting is also increasing in neighbouring countries

Gold rush destabilises central Sahel

States need to assert control over the artisanal mining sector, which is being secured by local armed groups

I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister

In an unusually frank interview, Moumina Cheriff Sy offers a stark assessment of why violence is spiralling in his country and the region

The United Nations is winning the war in Mali

It’s a war, despite all the setbacks, that the UN is winning — that the UN, even if it shies away from using the “W” word, must win.

Counting under way after Mali’s violence-marred poll

Not a single ballot was cast at 716 of the polling stations in two regions following threats and attacks by armed groups

Clashes are on the rise between farmers and herdsmen in the Sahel

A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern

Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul

The filmmaker’s focus on the banal and routine drew attention to the people, their languages and practices

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Freshwater resources were already stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth's surface and affect rainfall.

IMF warns millions face humanitarian emergency in W Africa

The IMF has called for accelerated efforts to help millions of people who face an "humanitarian emergency" in West Africa's Sahel region.

Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season

Sahel states are bracing for a long hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are creating fresh strife.

Terrorist threat rising in Sahel

Former UN envoy warns of al-Qaeda's commitment to create 'new Somalia' in region.

Human catastrophe looms in the Sahel

A major food crisis in West Africa's Sahel region is threatening the lives of 10-­million people, including hundreds of thousands of children,

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WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

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All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

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The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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