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A poor prognosis, with some cause for hope

A poor prognosis, with some cause for hope

Abuja Declaration: broken promises African nations have largely defaulted on a 2001 pledge to commit at least 15% of their annual budgets to healthcare Africa has so far seen controversial and even dramatic policy...

The art of war

The art of war

Africa and wars: traditional weapons The advent of the machine gun at the end of the 19th century irrevocably changed the way wars were waged in Africa “Whatever happens, we have got the Maxim gun, and they have not,”...

Altered states

Altered states

Africa: the age of revolutions A broader view of history reveals Africans to have been decisive actors in shaping global changes, both inside and outside the continent One big difficulty historians of Africa face is...

Troubled and ambiguous

Troubled and ambiguous

Heritage: the long shadows of past and present Commemorating heritage in Africa is no longer the exclusive province of governments There was an interesting exchange between Thabo Mbeki and Constand Viljoen in the late...