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How self-help groups strengthen resilience: tackling food insecurity in protracted crises in Ethiopia
RECOMMENDATION
In 2015 and 2016, Ethiopia experienced two consecutive years of drought, induced by an El Niño event. This affected a large proportion of the population, as many rural communities depend partly or...
 
 
19 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Why has China invested so generously in tiny Djibouti, and why are Western governments worried?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much...
 
 
14 Jun 2017
 
DTI: Minister Davies arrives in Niger for the AU Ministers of Trade Meeting
STATEMENT
The Minister Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived in Niamey, Niger, West of Africa to participate in the 3rd African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade Meeting from 15-16 June 2017. The AU...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
Nigeria prey to more deadly meningitis outbreaks amid vaccine shortage
HEALTH
Hit by one of its deadliest meningitis outbreaks in years, with more than 1 000 deaths, Nigeria could struggle to contain future epidemics due to a shortage of vaccines, health experts said....
 
 
09 Jun 2017
 
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative just a bedtime story?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed the desert to trade with other people. Then...
 
 
01 Jun 2017
 
Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks
EDUCATION
Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday. Hundreds of...
 
 
AMISOM needs a mandate for peace and development
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The mandate of the African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officially expires today, 31 May. Although the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) extended the mission’s role until 30 November,...
 
 
30 May 2017
 
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Where does Africa fit?
SAIIA
Earlier this year, president Xi Jinping strode the world stage at Davos with his statement that 'We should commit ourselves to growing an open global economy… Pursuing protectionism is like locking...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
DSD: Bathabile Dlamini: Address by Minister of Social Development, during the budget vote 2017/18, National Assembly, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Topics
I would like to draw your attention to the scourge of violence that manifests itself in the brutal and barbaric killings of young lives full of potential like those of Courtney Pieters, Karabo...
 
 
Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye
POLITICS
An Ethiopian court sentenced opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye to six and a half years in prison on Thursday, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported. Tesfaye, a former...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during the 2017 Africa Day celebration, Sefako Makgatho Presidential guesthouse, Pretoria (25/05/2017)
Topics
On this day, we commemorate the founding of the Organisation of the African Unity, which championed unity and the struggles for the decolonisation of our beautiful continent.
 
 
The WHO’s new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries
THE CONVERSATION
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70 year history. The WHO is the United Nations body that directs its...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
Pallinghurst share price leaps on value unlock outline
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
The share price of mining investment fund Pallinghurst leapt in Johannesburg after the company outlined its plans to swop its investment fund shawl for a diversified miner’s mantle, unlock value...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African leaders tend to lay the blame on others for the ‘resource curse’ – the way the continent’s natural resources have mostly bred rampant corruption, enriched elites and triggered civil...
 
 
15 May 2017
 
Africa’s population boom: burden or opportunity?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Africa’s population is the fastest growing in the world. It is expected to increase by roughly 50% over the next 18 years, growing from 1.2-billion people today to over 1.8-billion in 2035. In...
 
 
 
                       
 
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