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“One million” is the magic figure that surfaces whenever the Kenyan government, church or opposition figures plan events at Uhuru Park, the history-rich green space in the centre of Nairobi. But can it really fit such a big crowd?
Some commentators have supported the appointment of Bheki Cele as South Africa’s new police minister by saying serious crime dropped during his time as police commissioner. But there are a number of reasons why this argument should not convince us, writes Anine Kriegler.
For some South Africans, the financial drought following the festive season has been broken, while others are still edging towards 2018’s first payday. But despite what you read on Twitter, selling organs and bodily tissue won’t help cover your financial obligations.
The newly-launched Africa Centre for Evidence exists to encourage the production of policy-relevant research. Without deliberate effort, research may fail to meet decision-makers’ needs or simply gather dust on the shelves of university libraries.