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April 28, 2017
Politics
Is the downfall of the ANC in Soutgh Africa inevitable?

The African National Congress of today is a political organisation as well as the leading force in government. The organisation, the government and the state as a whole are in the midst of multiple crises covering broad areas of economic, social and political life. Gone are the days when the ANC represented hope for a better life, cherished by many, many people. It is no longer trusted as the bearer of aspirations for freedom, dignity and a government that benefits all. It has squandered the reputation it so painstakingly built during the freedom struggle. This is manifested in electoral de
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April 28, 2017
Economy
Gambian migrants return home

Gambia's new foreign minister has called for its illegal migrants in Europe to come back home, saying there is no need to flee anymore with Yahya Jammeh, former president, having left power. This is a lead that other African governments should follow.
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April 11, 2017
Other
African migrants traded in Libya's 'slave markets'

Hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation, survivors have told the UN's migration agency
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April 09, 2017
Politics
Is it time for President Zuma to go?

Tens of thousands march against Jacob Zuma in South Africa. South Africa's powerful trades union federation Cosatu has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Is it time for Zuma to go?
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April 06, 2017
Politics
DR Congo-Kinshasa: What Next for the Political Process?

The Catholic bishops of DR Congo have ended their mediation efforts between President Kabila and a deeply divided opposition. Amid a backdrop of worsening insecurity in the Kasai provinces, Kabila's agreement to appoint a new prime minister could merely mark the beginning of more protracted in-fighting.
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April 02, 2017
Economy
Why are Africans still fleeing to Yemen?

Why are African men and women still fleeing to Yemen? The search for a better life continues to drive people from the Horn of Africa to Yemen.Conflict has been raging in Yemen since 2015, yet people from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea remain undeterred to thread on the perilous routes only to encounter dangerous conditions when they get there. To paraphrase the Somali-British poet Warsan Shire, they continue to flee their lands, as home won't let them stay.
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April 02, 2017
Economy
Why are Hunger Emergencies on the rise in Africa?

Hunger emergencies are on the rise in Africa. In South Sudan, the situation is so bad that a full-on famine was declared two weeks ago, the first famine to be announced anywhere in the world in six years, with 100,000 people currently facing starvation. Meanwhile, Somalia is on the brink of famine too, where thousands of people are streaming into Somalia’s capital seeking food. Famine is the most severe of hunger emergencies, and the UN officially declares ‘famine’ only when a population reaches certain death rate, malnutrition, and food shortage thresholds
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March 30, 2017
Politics
Why are police in Kasai being decapitated?

DR Congo unrest: Why are police in Kasai being decapitated? Militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush in the central province of Kasai, local officials say.
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March 29, 2017
Other
Attempted Suicide Rate Rises In Nigeria

The number of attempted suicide cases in Nigeria has risen recently and the Government has come up with a daft policy to resolve it. You can go to prison for up to a year if found guilty. Is the the right way to resolve it? Shouldn't we be treating them for an illness? What do you think?
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March 23, 2017
Economy
Investment in Africa: There's room for everyone

Investment in Africa: There's room for everyone. What African countries want are partners who are in it for the long haul and can deliver the best return on investment.
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March 21, 2017
Economy
Why is Africa is less happy according to UN report?

As part of the celebration of the International Day of Happiness on March 20, the United Nations released the 2017 World Happiness Report and Africa is less happy than last year. What are our problems?
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March 20, 2017
Politics
South Sudan keeps buying weapons amid famine

South Sudan's government rejects UN report accusing it of buying weapons despite country descending into famine. What do our priorities lie? We should stop fighting ourselves and concentrate on the real issues: Poverty, hunger, Economy, Education, health, etc
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