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Refugees at Dadaab refugee camp near the border with Somalia. Kenya cited security fears as a reason for its closure.

Threat to close Dadaab camp plays on international refugee fears

Friday 27 May 2016 07:53

The Kenyan government says that it plans to close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp.

Threat to close Dadaab camp plays on international refugee fears

Friday 27 May 2016 07:53

The Kenyan government says that it plans to close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp.

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Is the EFF your ‘last hope for service delivery’?

Thursday 26 May 2016 16:23

The EFF are contesting their first local government election in South Africa. Ahead of the election on 3 August, Africa Check evaluates key promises in their manifesto.

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Modern Day Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday 26 May 2016 07:07

Servitude or slavery has been a pervasive problem in the world throughout history and even though it was officially eliminated in the nineteenth century, it still exists today.

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Africa’s hidden history emerges

Wednesday 25 May 2016 18:26

History has bequeathed Africa an unequal and inferior status. The characterisation of Africa as a dark continent that required civilisation was integral to the process of colonisation.

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Africa’s rising middle class: time to sort out fact from fiction

Wednesday 25 May 2016 07:02

Since the turn of the century the middle classes of the global South have taken centre stage in economic policy circles.

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Municipal money is the people’s

Tuesday 24 May 2016 13:36

“We pay our municipal taxes and bills but we never get anything in return. This government is corrupt”. Sound familiar?

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25 years after independence Eritreans still yearn for freedom

Tuesday 24 May 2016 09:13

Eritrea marks 25 years of independence from Ethiopia this month.

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Lessons from SA on why gender matters in social welfare policies

Monday 23 May 2016 09:33

The question of gender equality in social welfare policies is a topic that remains under-developed in social welfare theory and policy thinking in the Global South.

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Starting HIV ‘test and treat’ needs to be easier for patients

Saturday 21 May 2016 18:55

With so many more people eligible for ART treatment, finding ways to get people started on treatment without long waiting times or multiple clinic visits is critical.

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Africa’s ticking time bomb: $35 billion worth of Eurobond debt

Friday 20 May 2016 09:12

The 2008 economic crisis is the single largest factor that has driven developing countries to seek alternative sources of financing for social and developmental infrastructure.

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