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Joburg's China Malls Phenomenon
In most of Africa, independent Chinese businesses lie dispersed across various markets and centres. In Johannesburg, they often group together under single roofs.
Our Daughters Should be in School, Not Wedlock
Child marriage can't be ended overnight. With political will, however, it can be ended in a generation.
Speak It, Keep It, Tweet It: Reaffirming the Pride and Place of African Languages
From governments elevating local languages in classrooms, to internet-users chatting in their mother tongues, Africa's indigenous languages are on the up.
African Refugees: The Untouchables of Our Time
Europe may express sympathy with African asylum seekers in word, but this is often contradicted by their actions in deed.
South Africa: The Campaign and Commission to Change Khayelitsha Policing
The Commission of Inquiry into Khayelitsha Policing is now drafting recommendations, but it will be civil society once again that has to ensure they are implemented.
When the Grass is Greener: Maasai in Kenya Swap a Nomadic Existence for Farming
The Maasai have led semi-nomadic pastoral lives for generations, but now some are settling down − and all thanks to a type of grass.
Life and Land: The Ogiek in Kenya Fight for their Rights
A Kenyan court has ruled that the Ogiek's 'access' to the Mau Forest must be protected. But claims over the group's 'rights' to the land fell on deaf ears.
South Africa's Election Changed Little, But Then It Was Never Going To
Much of South Africa's intelligentsia has been putting its hope in the wrong place. For now, opposition parties are not the answer, but there are three avenues that might be.
Protests Grow Over Addis Ababa's Expansion
Addis Ababa is growing fast and set to expand further, pitting the government against Oromo activists, seeking to protect their rights.
On the Edge of Home: The Forcible Evictions of the Sengwer in Kenya
Allegedly in contravention of Kenyan law, thousands of Sengwer have been forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland in the Embobut forest.
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