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Urgent Solutions Needed in Abyei

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th June 2011 The overwhelming vote by South Sudanese in the January referendum for secession marked the beginning of the end of a long walk to freedom by the... 

Smoothing delivery

By: Terence Creamer     10th June 2011 It was interesting to learn that South Africa’s National Treasury has moved ahead with the establishment a ‘Capital Projects Unit’ to evaluate... 

Do green jobs threaten other jobs?

By: Saliem Fakir     10th June 2011 You have probably heard this before: green industries will steal jobs from other sectors. Superficial logic invites superficial conclusions. But... 

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Go West, young Ma: A view on Chinese immigrants in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     9th June 2011 The Chinese media is currently in a tizzy over the phenomenon of upper-middle class residents immigrating to wealthy Western nations - Australia,... 

World Oceans Day: Balancing commercial and environmental needs

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      9th June 2011 June 8th is World Oceans Day, an opportunity to reflect on the condition of the world’s oceans and our broader relationship with the environment.... 

Private Contractors in Anti-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th June 2011 Since 2005 piracy off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden, experienced rapid expansion and development. According to the UN Convention on the... 

A New Approach to Bring Democracy to Swaziland

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th June 2011 Around 3 000 members of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), in collaboration with various civil political organizations, marched... 

Great expectations: Examining Obama’s foreign policy in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     8th June 2011 The current United States (US) foreign policy on Africa has had a mixed reception by both critics and supporters of President Barack Obama.... 

The AU’s Policy on Libya Isolates it

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th June 2011 Since its transition from the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the African Union (AU) has declared its policy stance of non-indifference to the... 

Fretting over fracking

By: Terence Creamer     3rd June 2011 There is no question that the debate about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is intensifying – not only in South Africa, but also in the rest of... 

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