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Accountability Monitor

EU returns J&J vaccines to South Africa We’ve told you about this before: In a weird and modern twist on colonialism, the contract between SA

Bank for your Banksy buck

If you’re a fan of Banksy, London’s famously anonymous graffiti artist, you’ll remember how he punked the high-end art industry on a massive scale back

Party funding fail

This is the first election since the Political Funding Act of 2018 came into effect. We are pretty excited about this, because it will force

Where fashion meets politics

The Met Gala took place in New York last week Monday and we loved watching celebs strut their stuff on the, um, beige carpet. 👀



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What’s happening in Mozambique

You may have heard that Isis is on our doorstep in Northern Mozambique and OMG WHAT THE HECK? 😱 But… it’s not as simple as

Deep Dives


In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports, also delivered via our subscription services.


Deep Dives

In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports.



Explainers on topics that often pop up in the news with the context you need.



Local gov

Our regular, data-driven investigations into crucial areas of our democracy.



Weekly Summary

We read the week’s news so you don’t have to and summarise it.



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