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State-owned enterprises, such as Transnet, which runs South Africa’s ports, loom large over the economy. Getty Images

Corruption in state-owned companies hurts low skilled workers the most: we show how

Corruption and fraud make a few rich households richer. But the already poor and low-skilled lose their jobs and become poorer.
The militarisation of the Zimbabwean government raises serious questions about who really wields political power - President Emmerson Mnangagwa or army leaders. Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images

Shadow states are the biggest threat to democracy in Africa: fresh reports detail how

The extent of democracy capture varies markedly between countries. It’s much higher in states such as Zimbabwe, where the government has never changed hands.
Former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, from the DA, third from left, and his deputy Mongameli Bobani, from the UDM, extreme right, help clean up a street in 2017. by Werner Hills/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Marriages of inconvenience: the fraught politics of coalitions in South Africa

South Africa’s political parties would do well to learn from Ireland, where the three largest political parties negotiated a coalition treaty that stipulated mechanisms for conflict resolution.
Residents clean up the streets and local businesses after looting incidents in Alexandra, Johannesburg. EFE-EPA/Kim Ludbrook

What lies behind social unrest in South Africa, and what might be done about it

Much of the commentary on the July riots, which cost over 300 lives and billions of rands in damage to the economy, has neglected the long history of violent protests in the country.
Forced from their homes by fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces, thousands of families seek refuge in a Kabul park. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Afghans’ lives and livelihoods upended even more as US occupation ends

When the US invaded Afghanistan in late 2001, Afghans had endured 22 years of war. The Taliban were on the rise. Little has changed after an additional 20 years of war and suffering.
Nigeria recently started commercial operation of a China-assisted railway linking the southwestern cities of Lagos and Ibadan. Emma Houston/Xinhua via Getty Images

Book review: Nigeria has democracy but not development. How to fix it

In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
Might the 2021 Zambian elections usher in another period of economic growth? Salim Dawood/AFP via Getty Images

Four priorities for Zambia after the 2021 elections

Whoever wins the elections will face two key challenges: reviving the country’s democratic credentials and stimulating the economy.
Private armed security officers take a position near a burning barricade during a joint operation with South African Police Service officers in Jeppestown, Johannesburg. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa in flames: spontaneous outbreak or insurrection?

Corruption thrives in a destabilised state with weak institutions. South Africa cannot be allowed back to that space because there will be no turning back.
Pupils wear face masks in their classroom while a teacher writes on the board at a school in Kinshasa on August 10, 2020. Photo by Arsene Mpiana/AFP via Getty Images

Why payroll fraud in the DRC’s education sector will be hard to fix

Public statements against payroll fraud seem to materialise at strategic moments.

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