Child Support Grant Should Start in Pregnancy. Here’s Why

[The Conversation Africa] Witwatersrand -Pregnancy and childbearing reduces women’s income-generating potential and introduces a host of new expenses. These include needing to eat well and the cost of transport to access antenatal services.

[The Conversation Africa] Witwatersrand -Pregnancy and childbearing reduces women's income-generating potential and introduces a host of new expenses. These include needing to eat well and the cost of transport to access antenatal services.

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The Influence of Climate Change On Fire Activity in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] University of Kwazulu-Natal –Fires are often seen as destructive. But when used properly it can be a force for good. For example, the floral biodiversity of savanna ecosystems is largely driven by fire activity. South Africa’…

[The Conversation Africa] University of Kwazulu-Natal --Fires are often seen as destructive. But when used properly it can be a force for good. For example, the floral biodiversity of savanna ecosystems is largely driven by fire activity. South Africa's fynbos region - a floral region with plants unique to South Africa - is also highly dependent on fires to manage water and nutrient resources.

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BRICS Wants to Set Up an Alternative Rating Agency. Why it May Not Work

[The Conversation Africa] University of Cape Town -The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges it’…

[The Conversation Africa] University of Cape Town -The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges it's bound to face.

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Eight Tanzanians Detained in Malawi Mistreated – Activists

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Rights groups yesterday revealed harassment of eight Tanzanians detained in Malawi over trespassing and reconnaissance, saying they are mistreated and denied humanitarian rights.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Rights groups yesterday revealed harassment of eight Tanzanians detained in Malawi over trespassing and reconnaissance, saying they are mistreated and denied humanitarian rights.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa – Welcome of Former Exiled Lesotho Opposition Political Party Leaders

[SA Govt] Transcript: SADC facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s remarks at the press conference to welcome the three former exiled Lesotho opposition political party leaders, Maseru

[SA Govt] Transcript: SADC facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's remarks at the press conference to welcome the three former exiled Lesotho opposition political party leaders, Maseru

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$15 Million: Court Adjourns Patience Jonathan’s Suit

[Premium Times] A federal court in Lagos has adjourned to March 6 the suit filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking to un-freeze bank accounts she says belong to her.

[Premium Times] A federal court in Lagos has adjourned to March 6 the suit filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking to un-freeze bank accounts she says belong to her.

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It’s Morality Versus Constitutionality in the Drug War

[Citizen] The number of times God has been cited in public speeches, especially in the recent war against drugs, has left me somewhat confused. Being a secular nation, and one where no single religious group can boast of having an overwhelming majority…

[Citizen] The number of times God has been cited in public speeches, especially in the recent war against drugs, has left me somewhat confused. Being a secular nation, and one where no single religious group can boast of having an overwhelming majority, the conflation of religiosity with governance is not something we are used to.

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Concludes Successful Visit to Lesotho

[SA Govt] Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa today, Sunday 12 February 2016 concluded a successful working visit to Maseru where he received and welcomed back home three former e…

[SA Govt] Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa today, Sunday 12 February 2016 concluded a successful working visit to Maseru where he received and welcomed back home three former exiled Lesotho opposition political party leaders back to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Borno’s Governor Shettima Attacks Predecessor Over Boko Haram

[Premium Times] The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has come down hard on his predecessor, Ali Sheriff, accusing him of inaction that he said led to the escalation of Boko Haram insurgency.

[Premium Times] The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has come down hard on his predecessor, Ali Sheriff, accusing him of inaction that he said led to the escalation of Boko Haram insurgency.

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