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British Home Secretary Priti Patel (left), and Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta, seal asylum seeker deal with a handshake. Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP via Getty Images

The UK’s plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda raise four red flags

The deal undermines every human being’s right to seek asylum and commitments enshrined in the Refugee Convention.
A multiracial crowd sings the South African National Anthem at 2019 memorial service for the late rugby Springbok Chester Williams. Rodger Bosch/AFP/ via GettyImages

New book unpacks the complexities of whiteness in South Africa

Avoiding trite moralisations, Professor Southall uses empirical research to shed light on white South Africans’ adjustment to democracy.
27 April 1994: South Africans vote in the nation’s first free and democratic general election. Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images

Long list of unfinished business mars South Africa’s Freedom Day

Freedom Day needs to be used by South Africans to renew their commitment to correcting their country’s faults.
In 2019, members of an anti-banditry vigilante group disarmed in Zamfara but this has not halted attacks from bandits. Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images

Nigeria’s banditry: why 5 government strategies have failed

To end banditry, Nigeria first needs to tackle poverty, hunger and unemployment.