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The SADC will regret its approach to Mozambique’s insurgence

The SADC has been lackadaisical in its response to the insurgency in Mozambique and in so doing, is putting several other southern African countries at risk

‘In Kenya, you cannot go anywhere without an ID. I don’t have one’

Double-registration has effectively rendered stateless tens of thousands of Kenyan citizens who are ethnically Somali

Rich nations ‘not helping’ refugees

Conflict in Ethiopia has displaced masses of people, but relief efforts are under-funded

Widespread torture and rape documented in Libya’s refugee camps

An increasing number of refugees are being tortured and raped in Libya, a new study has found.

Kenya plans to close world’s biggest refugee camp Dadaab

Kenya has announced that it plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, by the end of August

Africa’s forgotten stateless population

Africa has one of the largest stateless populations in the world, however governments have only recently started to recognise it as a serious problem

South Cameroon a ‘big ghost town’

Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians have fled the country ahead of the presidential vote

Libya’s militias agree to UN ceasefire in Tripoli

The United Nations has hailed a deal to 'end all hostilities' and 'protect civilians' after days of deadly clashes in the capital

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Ambassador Nikki Haley’s announcement comes a month after the UNHRC voted to probe the killing of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli security forces

Kenya hosts first-ever TEDx event at refugee camp

Refugees share stories of resilience and creativity at a rare web-streaming event in Kakuma camp in northwest Kenya

Sudan’s state-supported smugglers

The Sudanese government has received money from the EU to stem the flow of migrants, but officials are colluding with smugglers and human traffickers

Mozambican war victims embrace their new home in Limpopo

The land is not just the dusty earth on which we stand. It is an affirmation of self. It is the urgent aspiration for dignity and agency.

Displaced Congolese find unlikely refuge in Angola

So far, an estimated 12 300 people have made the perilous journey to safety on foot, fleeing deepening conflict in Kasai province

Is South Africa home to more than a million asylum-seekers? The numbers don’t add up

A recent report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that there are more than a million asylum seekers in SA.

Eritreans flee camps but find they’re in psychological prisons

Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in the world and the refugee camps offer little freedom or safety, but enslavement and abuse instead.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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