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DRC’s Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence

French court to rule in Koffi Olomide assault case

A French court will on Monday announce a verdict in the trial in absentia of the Congolese music star, accused of sexual assaulting his dancers

Kabila co-opts the opposition to prolong a family dynasty

The DRC’s former president has his eye on a long-term goal — to become of member of the Class of 2034 of lifelong leaders

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power

A Tshisekedi finally at DRC’s helm

But there are fears that Felix has been co-opted by Joseph Kabila, who controls the electoral commission

Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

Eight African cities featured in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index

Bemba’s party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DRC vote

The DRC's election commission ruled out Bemba running on the basis that he was "convicted by the International Criminal Court" for bribing witnesses

DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy

Jean-Pierre Bemba is a man with a past. Once accused of crimes against humanity, he is now making a play for the DRC's presidency

Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.

‘The baby fell, but I just kept running’

Refugees can flee their countries, but they can't escape the trauma of war.

First Ebola cases in DRC add to regional friction

The DRC has confirmed its first Ebola outbreak in 2014, but claims it's unrelated to the epidemic. It comes as the first UK case is also confirmed.

Congo rebels claim control of Goma as Rwanda tensions rise

Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda have claimed control of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.