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The Electrostate

If South Africa can’t kick its addiction to cheap electricity, it needs to find new ways of feeding it.

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Jobs are not enough to stop radicalisation, says report

New research seeks to debunk the assumption that simply by creating jobs governments can buy stability.

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Can corporate scientific responsibility work in Africa?

Policies must correct the numbers of qualified but industrially irrelevant graduates in Africa before the youth bulge turns into a curse.

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Disputed Somaliland’s oil laws heighten stakes in volatile region

The self-declared state of Somaliland has ambitious plans to regulate its nascent oil sector. However, it is a step that could heighten tensions throughout the Somali-speaking region.

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Nigeria: Currency instability could raise election stakes

Nigeria’s embattled currency, the naira, has continued to slide on the back of low oil prices, closing at record intra-day lows against the dollar, even as the central bank intervenes.

A miner walks past a jacaranda tree in full blossom on his way home in the town of Marikana, South Africa
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South Africa struggles with land reform

South Africa has tabled a number of new land reforms as the country continues to struggle with the legacy of the apartheid system - but will they help or hinder?

The Karoo Array Telescope construction site, part of the MeerKAT Project, in the Northern Cape
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Africa aims for the final frontier

Space and satellite programmes are gathering pace across Africa. But should space be a priority when budgets are tight and poverty high at home?

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Rising Sun: Europe lobbies for investment in Saharan solar power

Big solar energy projects are back on the agenda in North Africa. Previous attempts have fallen through - will this time be different?

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US shale oil revolution shakes up African markets

Oil sales from Africa to the US are falling, with Nigerian exports taking the biggest hit.

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AGRA report emphasizes climate risks for smallholders

A new AGRA report on the impacts of climate change on sub-Saharan African smallholder agriculture paints a grim picture - but also points to paths for mitigation.

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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