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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... 

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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... 

Depressed securitisation markets affect financial recovery

By: Seeraj Mohamed     16th October 2009 A year ago, the British government was faced with the prospect of runs on some of the country’s largest banks and riots in the streets if these... 

Africa Continues to Actively Promote the Convention on Cluster Munitions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th October 2009 Africa accounts for nearly a third of the countries affected by cluster munitions. These are Uganda, Angola, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo... 

Recruitment, Integrity and Allegations of Torture Against the Hawks

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th October 2009 Three months ago the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the ‘Hawks') was formally launched. The Hawks replaced the... 

South Africans Fighting for International Criminal Justice

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2009 The prospect of prosecutions for grave international crimes is an important weapon in the arsenal of human rights protections. The past two decades... 

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