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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.... 

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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... 

Preventing Police Killings Requires Improving Police Professionalism

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd June 2011 Over the past two weeks, news wires have buzzed with news about the killing of members of the South African Police Service (SAPS). According to... 

Novel Uses of Mobile Phones, the Internet and Social Media

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st June 2011 The rapid expansion of mobile telephony in Sub-Saharan Africa and the emergence and popularity of ‘social media’, are changing the ways people... 

POI Bill being rammed through system

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      31st May 2011 The ad hoc committee on the Protection of Information Bill (the “Secrecy Bill”) entered the final stages of deliberations on Tuesday. As the... 

From BRIC to BRICS and South Africa’s Military

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th May 2011 At the end of 2010 South Africa’s was finally invited to join the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) economic community. BRIC came into... 

Agriculture policies in Africa

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      27th May 2011 Leslie Nyagah of Idasa's Economic Governance Programme examines how agriculture development has taken shape on the continent.  

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