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Has government seen the light?

At long last, the South African government appears to be prepared to abandon euphemisms to cover up the country’s dire power situation and actually try …

Malawi: Little sachets of evil?

The Malawian government is facing down pressure from civil society to ban the sale of cheap and potent sachets of liquor, which campaigners believe is …

Nigeria: Belt-tightening time again

The current slump in the price of oil in the global market has forced the Nigerian government to announce austerity measures aimed at cushioning its …

For whom the bell tolls

The government’s hopes that imposing tolls on Gauteng province’s expressway network would raise the funding needed to revamp the province’s roads have turned into ashes. Fierce opposition to the system seems to have united all, including the Gauteng ANC faction. Tom Nevin has the details.

How Nigeria beat Ebola

Nigeria has shown that with knowledge, rapid and coordinated interventions and painstaking follow-up, the deadly Ebola virus can not only be stopped in its tracks, …

Dancing with the Russian Bear

Has South Africa already entered into a $10bn nuclear deal with Russia? Mystery surrounds the cryptic announcements made by Russia’s nuclear authority and South Africa’s …

Kenya: Tea – Brewing up a bitter cup

Kenya is the world’s largest exporter of tea and the crop earns the country a fair share of its foreign income but the industry is …

Profile: Aig-Imoukhuede

Nevertheless, Aig-Imoukhuede has enjoyed good rapport with the government, which had appointed him chairman of a presidential committee to probe the alleged scam in the …