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Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore
Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore
 
Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military...
Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau
Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau
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TOWN PLANNING
 
Cities in South Africa were designed to exclude and segregate, posing a challenge to town planning and bringing citizens closer to urban amenities,...
Professor Steven Friedman
Professor Steven Friedman
 
Centre for the Study of Democracy director Professor Steven Friedman believes the prevailing view that a possible expulsion of the National Union of...
Late Zambian President Michael Sata
Late Zambian President Michael Sata
 
When dying Zambian president Michael Sata flew to London last week he was following a long line of African leaders who have sought emergency – and secret –...
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MILITARY
 
Two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers deployed as part of a United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan have been wounded in...
 
Police threats against patients and medics they accuse of giving "illegal abortions", coupled with reversals in Kenyan policies, are stirring fears likely to...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Government policies that improve energy efficiency, waste management and public transport could increase global economic output by more than $1.8...

 

The UN is increasingly relying on private military and security companies (PMSCs) for its peacekeeping and political missions as well as its...

 

Developing countries in East Asia Pacific will see slightly slower economic growth this year, but the pace of growth in the region, excluding China,...

 

"In whose name? – A critical view on the Responsibility to Protect” by Lou Pingeot and Wolfgang Obenland...

 
 
Climate Change and Environment
 

While not all disasters can be avoided, effective planning and preparedness can help mitigate their...

 

This Human Rights Watch report is based on interviews with more than 46 witnesses and victims of Boko Haram abductions...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Real Economy: Medium-Term Budget
 
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene held the fiscal-consolidation line in his sobering maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) address last week. The...
 
The South African Civil Society Information Serivce
 
Synthetic food has long been the subject of speculative fiction, from Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” where poor quality artificial food spawned...
 
Istitute for Security Studies
 
It does not seem to have fully registered, at least outside Botswana, that President Ian Khama’s ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), which has been in...
 
Developments in NUMSA attract a great deal of public attention in the media, in political commentary and amongst political and union figures.  The reasons...
 
South African Institute of International Affairs
 
Sociologist Robert K Merton’s ‘Law of Unintended Consequences’ is the observable phenomenon of purposeful actions having unexpected results, most often...
 
Institute for Security Studies
 
Three years after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, Libya is far from the democratic state many had envisioned and hoped for. Instead the country...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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