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Trade Policy Trajectory in South Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      4th November 2009 Against the backdrop of the global economic crunch and the local economy's recession, there is a fierce debate on South Africa's (SA) trade policy... 

ICC makes Al-Bashir’s World Smaller

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th November 2009 President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan has been in the news a lot since the 4th of March 2009 when the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a... 

Whose Interests drive the Government and Politicians in Tanzania?

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      4th November 2009 As Tanzania approaches its national elections in a years' time, it is worth looking back at what holds our democracy so that moving forward as a... 

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Eskom plans 2010 global bond issuance as part of larger bid to close big funding gaps

By: Terence Creamer     30th October 2009 South African power utility Eskom was making provision for an international bond issuance during the first half of 2010 as part of a planned... 

Pan African Parliament II and the Potential for the Development of a Strong Continental Legislative Organ

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th October 2009 The opening of the second Pan African Parliament benefited from an opening address by South African President, Jacob Zuma. In his address,... 

The MDC “disengagement” a knee-jerk reaction

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th October 2009 On Monday 28 September 2009, the announcement came that the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe had upheld human rights activist Jestina Mukoko's application... 

Climate policy by trade war?

By: Harald Winkler     23rd October 2009 Will climate policy in future be conducted through trade measures? A worrying scenario is that the current approach – negotiating climate change... 

South Africa: Reflecting Confidence 

By: Denis Worrall     22nd October 2009 Since his retirement as president of the country and joint Nobel Peace Prize winner with Nelson Mandela, former president F W de Klerk has very... 

The Myth of Democratic Consolidation in Namibia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st October 2009 The elections in Namibia during November will mark the 4th round of national democratic elections since independence in 1990. The preceding 3 have... 

Politics and money: a circular relationship

16th October 2009 In South Africa, October is a red month. It is a month during which the South African Communist Party (SACP) engages in different campaigns as part... 

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