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A protester walks near burning police cars during a clash with police at a protest against allegedly blasphemous remarks by Jakarta’s then governor, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, outside the presidential palace in Jakarta in November 2016. Mast Irham/EPA

Behind the rise of blasphemy cases in Indonesia

The reasons for the rise in the number of blasphemy cases in Indonesia since the reform era are more than just religious ones.
The new members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo (L to R) Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, and Zhao Leji aap

Xi Jinping unveils China’s new leadership team

China's newly elected leadership team promises to bring continuity in the country's gradual domestic reform and a stronger focus on internationalism.
Two men sit at the roadside in the hope of being offered work. South Africa’s unemployment is moving towards 30%. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Why South Africa shouldn’t turn to the IMF for help

The idea that South Africa must look towards the International Monetary Fund to rescue itself from the prevailing crisis must be dismissed.
A worker walks near the Congolese state mining company Gecamines’ in the southern province of Katanga. REUTERS/Jonny Hogg

The DRC is revisiting its mining code. Why reform is long overdue

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.

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