How African countries stack up in the ‘good society’ stakes

Ferdi Botha, Rhodes University Which is the best African country for citizens to live in? A recently developed barometer has measured just that. The Good African Society Index, published in 2015, measures the quality of society in African states, exploring how African countries perform relative to each other in a number of domains. The index …

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Africa News Headlines for 23 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe over the past 24 hours Kenya submits data evidence to UN over sea boundary dispute with Somalia Source: Geeska Afrika Sudan begins releasing blocked supplies for Darfur peacekeepers Source: Reuters Uganda Political Tensions Climbing Ahead of 2016 Poll Source: Voice of America WHO: Cholera Outbreaks …

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Q&A on press freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa with Jennifer Dunham of Freedom House

Today’s date, May 3, has since 1993 been designated World Press Freedom Day by the United Nations General Assembly.  According to the UN, the theme for 2015 is “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age.” Last week, in a ceremony in New York jointly hosted by the …

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How did Sub-Saharan Africa fare in the 2015 ‘Index of Economic Freedom’? An interview with The Heritage Foundation’s Charlotte Florance

For more than two decades, the Washington-based Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have collaborated to publish the annual Index of Economic Freedom, a list ranking nearly every country in the world on the basis of various criteria like rule of law, regulations, corruption, and openness to investment. The 2015 Index was released on …

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