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How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

16 January 2020, 5:40 AM

Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe’s economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country’s population has access to electricity. The country has access to vast and diverse possible energy resources. These include about 12 billion metric tonnes of coal, hydro power potential concentrated along […]

Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move

4 August 2019, 9:52 AM

Although more men than women migrate the data shows that the number of women migrating within the Southern African Development Community region is rising. But there’s a limited understanding of migrant women’s complex experiences. And this means that women migrants are often categorised as being vulnerable, and at risk of poor health.

Why al-Shabaab targets Kenya, and what can be done to stop attacks

17 January 2019, 10:03 AM

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Nairobi in which scores of people were killed and injured.

IEC has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

13 December 2018, 11:19 AM

South Africa is among relatively few African countries that hold regular democratic elections with high levels of integrity, enabling citizens to choose their government. Since democracy in 1994, its elections have been consistently adjudged legitimate, free and fair.

Cheryl Zondi

Survivors of sexual violence in South Africa are finally finding their voices

16 November 2018, 7:43 AM

The story of Cheryl Zondi, the brave young woman who took the stand in a South African court to testify against Nigerian pastor and rape accused Timothy Omotoso has recently dominated news headlines.



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