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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa receives reports of the of the state capture commission from Justice Raymond Zondo. The reports found exposed massive state corruption involving private individuals and companies. GCIS

Link between crime and politics in South Africa raises concerns about criminal gangs taking over

South Africans are actively challenging the criminalisation of the state. Many of the revelations about fraud, corruption and nepotism come from principled whistle-blowers within the state.
A banner is displayed to advertise diesel available at a filling station in Lagos, Nigeria. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigeria’s economy in 2022: winners and losers

From the economic perspective, the year 2022 will be remembered, by many Nigerians, as a time of dashed hopes and disappointments.
The planned expansion of Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) law to include people with mental illnesses whose death is not imminent has been delayed, but not cancelled. (Shutterstock)

Canada delays expanding medical assistance in dying to include mental illness, but it’s still a policy built on quicksand

Canada’s planned expansion of MAID to mental illness is based on ignorance — if not outright disregard — of fundamental suicide prevention principles.
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How many Australians are going hungry? We don’t know for sure, and that’s a big part of the problem

A country of plenty like Australia should be able to ensure no one is denied their right to adequate food. But food insecurity is on the rise, and we aren’t even properly monitoring the problem.
Charities often promote the benefits of child sponsorship. However, the practice perpetuates damaging patterns of thinking. (Shutterstock)

Why it’s time to end child sponsorship

Child sponsorship is often billed as a significant way of improving children’s lives. However, sponsorship is based on narratives that fail to address the role of rich countries in global poverty.

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