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South Africa: The bigger pandemic is corruption

South Africa: The bigger pandemic is corruption

Few issues highlight the dilemma of policy-making more than the choices faced by African governments during the Covid-19 pandemic. For many African countries with large numbers of day workers in the informal sector,...

As Covid empties plates, is it time to go BIG?

As Covid empties plates, is it time to go BIG?

South Africa already had a hunger crisis before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. As early as 2014, Oxfam reported that one in four South Africans went to bed hungry every day. About 17 million South Africans rely on the...

The West African kingdom that became a country

The West African kingdom that became a country

Togo: the German legacy Togo’s accession to the modern age of international politics could be said to have begun in July 1884, when the protectorate treaty with Germany was signed In 1883, the German chancellor, Otto...

Angola: out of stock

Angola: out of stock

  By Louise Redvers Angola is Africa’s fifth largest economy, its second producer of crude oil, a magnet for foreign direct investment and the custodian of one of the continent’s biggest sovereign wealth funds. Yet,...