Peacebuilding – Analysis and Comment

The digital economy includes small holder farmers being able to access finance on a mobile device without having to go to a bank. Shutterstock

The digital economy is becoming ordinary. Best we understand it

The digital economy will, soon, become the ordinary economy as the uptake - and application - of digital technologies in every sector in the world grows.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (centre) with a host of African leaders at the UK Africa Investment Summit in London. EPA-EFE/Hollie Adams

UK-Africa trade and investment: who benefits?

Trade and investment can help reduce poverty, promote women’s empowerment, and support children’s rights. It can also do the opposite.
South African police minister Bheki Cele (left) claims success in the investigation of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal. With him is the head of the police, Khehla Sithole. GCIS

South Africa fails to get to the bottom of killings in KwaZulu-Natal

The task team established to investigate political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has had little impact on exposing those behind the violence.