Jean-Jacques Cornish

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"The low down on African affairs"

Journalist, Editor and authoritative commentator on African Affairs. Radio talk-show host and prominent guest speaker.

Recent African News

Macron’s lightning visit to South Africa dominated by COVID

“This really is a lightning visit,” says Wandile Mabaso on the lawn of the Boer War hospital that is today the French Ambassador’s residence in Pretoria. “We came here to cook breakfast for him,” says the man now back home in South Africa after two years at a two-Michelin-star Paris

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An impracticable project that will wreck the environment

It is back to the drawing board for the Musina-Makhado  Special Development  Zone. A meeting this week between the farmers in the region and Chinese developers backed by the Limpopo provincial authority was cancelled. The environmental impact assessment for what is South Africa’s largest special economic zone has been thrown

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A good start, but is it really a beginning

There was not much talk at my running club this week about the climate summit being hosted by US President Joe Biden. We were concentrating on who would be getting in the next round and discussing the many ailments that runners tend to prattle on about. Swedish climate activist Greta

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