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How COVID-19 Is Putting The Rule Of Law To The Test Across Africa

quoting Barry R. Weingastvia The Conversation
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A number of Africa’s fragile democracies have become vulnerable to the sword of leaders assuming wide-ranging powers under cover of emergency responses to COVID-19. Partly for this reason, Good Governance Africa has published a set of articles that conceptualise COVID-19 as a wicked problem. A “wicked problem” is exemplified by multiple stakeholders interacting in complex and unpredictable ways. It is difficult to identify and even more difficult to solve.

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Covet The Wealthy In SA, Don't Punish Them: Tony Leon

quoting Michael Spencevia TimesLIVE (South Africa)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Former DA leader Tony Leon says the government should show more appreciation to the wealthy instead of seeking to punish them, as calls intensify for the expropriation of land without compensation.

In the News

The Fight To Come Over Isabel Dos Santos’ Billions

quoting Larry Diamondvia OZY
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Given how closely form and function are bound together in a civilized society, the fact that cash is stolen as often as it is should surprise no one. Least of all a Greek chorus of the aggrieved who are currently in mid-chase of one Ms. Isabel dos Santos. 

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Teacher Entrepreneurs Could Rescue South African Schools

quoting Thomas Sowellvia City Press
Saturday, November 9, 2019

US economist Thomas Sowell provided an important insight into education when he said: “It is not simply what education teaches us directly, but how well it prepares us to learn ourselves that is the ultimate measure of its value.”

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India Can Be Educational Hub For Asia, Africa: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia First Post
Friday, November 8, 2019

The country can become an educational hub for Asia and Africa if it builds world-class universities, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram G Rajan has said. He said what the country needs is to create an environment where an educational ecosystem can flourish.

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Sceptic Or Believer?

mentioning Bjorn Lomborgvia Ahram Online
Monday, October 7, 2019

Our subject is climate change. It is not one we are particularly fond of but the mainstream media is obsessed with it, inundating us with headlines and articles, so here we go again to examine the issue one more time.

Featured

Corporations Will Do Less For Society If They Are Mandated To Do More

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin recently criticized 181 CEOs of leading corporations, including Apple, Amazon and Walmart, who signed a statement redefining the purpose of a corporation.

Analysis and Commentary

How Vladimir Putin Is Outplaying The U.S. In Africa

by Grant T. Harris, Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

President Trump and his administration remain deeply divided on several foreign policy issues. Take Russia, for example. While the president continues to pursue a broad rapprochement with Vladimir Putin, the diplomats, soldiers and Treasury officials who work for him have maintained a tough line on the Kremlin.

Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
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Condoleezza Rice & Philip Zelikow: To Build A Better World

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia UVA Miller Center
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Condoleezza Rice will visit the University of Virginia on Thursday, September 12. Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, has a distinguished career in both academia and public service, ranging from her current position at Stanford University to George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor.

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New Scramble For Africa: Africa Will Be Next Major Battlefield In ‘Cold War’ Between The US And China, Experts Say

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Sun
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Africa looks set to be the next major battlefield in an emerging "Cold War" between the US and China, experts have claimed.

 

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