southern Africa
Opaque and difficult to quantify

Opaque and difficult to quantify

Light weapons: a roadmap Africa has made some innovative interventions to reduce illicit small arms flows, despite a scarcity of data and challenges on several fronts A member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement...

A relationship richly infused with meaning

A relationship richly infused with meaning

Southern Africa: cattle and colonialism Historically, cattle are central to the lives of southern Africans in economic, political, social, spiritual and cultural terms Human life, and human wellbeing, are tightly bound...

Southern Africa: defamation and insult

Southern Africa: defamation and insult

Defamation and insult laws remain on the books in many countries, but for the most part, the West has abandoned enforcing these statutes. In much of Africa, however, criminal trials for insult and defamation are still...

Blow, wind, blow

Blow, wind, blow

Southern Africa: economic nationalism ‘Empowerment’ benefits political elites while businesses are spooked and citizens are left with nothing but empty promises By Ray Ndlovu A wind of economic nationalism is blowing...

A universal template of human development

A universal template of human development

SDGs: overview Although African countries lag behind in implementing SDGs, the 17 goals are being institutionalised around the continent By Osita Agbu Today, the world is faced with developmental problems, many of...

Making sure no one’s left behind

Making sure no one’s left behind

Data dive: SDG 1 Poverty eradication requires integrated strategies that address a complex range of variables By Sixolile Ngqwala African countries are in the process of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals...