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Gaza protests bring bloodshed but scarce gain as anniversary looms
Gaza protests bring bloodshed but scarce gain as anniversary looms
Palestinians in Gaza will on Saturday mark a year since mass protests and deadly clashes began along the Israeli border, with a demonstration...
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan must agree on sharing the Nile — before it’s too late
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan must agree on sharing the Nile — before it’s too late
The three-way dispute among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the sharing of the Nile waters remains deadlocked.
​Women should design public toilets
​Women should design public toilets
Despite the evolved role of women in society, there are still obstacles that need to be overcome on the path to true transformation. One of these...
Ramaphosa cannot stay silent on Zimbabwe
Ramaphosa cannot stay silent on Zimbabwe
The security forces’ violent crackdown on nationwide protests in Zimbabwe last week was met by deafening silence from the country’s neighbours and the...
Youth is Africa’s prime challenge – but it could be an asset
Youth is Africa’s prime challenge – but it could be an asset
Merely reducing the chronic poverty that African countries face today is a challenge that places high demands on government and necessitates very...
World Bank pledges $200bn towards climate change
World Bank pledges $200bn towards climate change
The World Bank announced on Monday that it will double its current five-year investments towards supporting climate change initiatives by $200-billion from 2021-2025....
EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns
EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns
On Thursday, the 28-member European Union said it was reviewing its financial support to Tanzania. "The EU and its member states are concerned...
The World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point
The World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point
The World Bank’s latest annual report on
Land tenure is the foundation of people’s security
Land tenure is the foundation of people’s security
For most of the world’s poor and vulnerable people, secure property rights, including land tenure, are a rare luxury. Unless this changes, the...
In search of a truly new dawn
In search of a truly new dawn
The memorial service for Ahmed Kathrada at the Johannesburg City Hall on April 1 last year became a significant event in the gathering public...
Brics bank fails to live up to hype
Brics bank fails to live up to hype
The New Development Bank (NDB), the financing arm of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc, is ready to provide $8-billion...
Mozambique cracks open its cashews to boost the economy
Mozambique cracks open its cashews to boost the economy
Mozambique is going nuts about cashews, and they're boosting the economy's health.

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