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ISSUE 37

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

By Yu-Shan Wu Foreign policy researcher and doctoral candidate, University of the Witwatersrand Chris Alden Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science Cobus van Staden Senior Researcher: China Africa, South...

China, Kenya relations and the question of racial discrimination

By Juliet Okoth Lecturer, International Law, University of Nairobi The Chinese have established themselves as one of the biggest investors in Africa’s infrastructure projects. In Kenya, one of their flagship projects is the country’s...

Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits

By Cheryl Hendricks Executive director, Africa Institute of South Africa, Human Sciences Research Council And Gabriel Ngah Kiven PhD candidate in Political Studies at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Johannesburg...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for campaigns against sexual violence

By John Brewer Professor of Post Conflict Studies, Queen's University Belfast Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in trying to end sexual violence during...

The curious history of the Nobel Peace Prize

By Richard Gunderman Chancellor's Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University The news that Juan Manuel Santos of Columbia has received the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end his...

THE RIGHT TO STRIKE A BIRTHRIGHT? THE CONTINUING DISCUSSION OVER THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF SECTIONS...

A RIPOSTE TO JOSHUA MALIDZO NYAWAR By Fernandos Ombaso INTRODUCTION NOTE: The words employee and worker have been used interchangeably. The right to strike is the bedrock of harmonious relation between employers and employees. Strikes are the ‘tools...

African countries’ policies must shift to achieve zero hunger

By Sheryl L Hendriks Professor in Food Security; Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria And Elizabeth Mkandawire Research Assistant, University of Pretoria And Nosipho Mabusa Research Assistant, University of...

Nairobi’s slum residents pay a high price for low quality services

Debabrata Talukdar Professor, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York About 56% of Kenya’s urban population currently lives in slums. Nairobi even hosts one of the largest slums in Africa, Kibera....

Why it’s good news that Swahili is coming to South African schools

By Dr. Peter Mose   Kiswahili will, from 2020, become the latest language to be taught in South Africa’s classrooms. This East African lingua franca, which is also an official language of the African Union, will...

Mnangagwa’s been wooing Zimbabwe’s white sports heroes. Here’s why

By Tapiwa Chagonda   Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Johannesburg Sport in general, and particularly gifted sports people, have been known to rouse feelings of national unity. In the process, they instil a sense of...
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