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Big shift in trade relations taking shape across Africa

By: Terence Creamer     2nd July 2010 Africa’s total merchandise trade with non-African developing countries surged from $34-billion in 1995 to a material $283-billion in 2008, making... 

Warren Buffett’s reflections on the market economy 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     2nd July 2010 The immensely popular head of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet, who is one of the richest people in the world, has pledged to give away 99% of his... 

South Africa 2010: Field of dreams? 

By: Brandon Hamber     2nd July 2010 By the time this article is published, the fate of Bafana Bafana in the 2010 World Cup will be known. South Africa will either be destined for the... 

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The Rise of the FIFA Man

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st July 2010 In a 2008 ISS monograph on Africa in 2025 (Africa in the New World – how global developments will impact by 2025, no 151), I wrote how corporate... 

The DRC at 50 - Confronting the challenges of peace and territorial consolidation

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st July 2010 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) celebrates 50 years of independence from colonial rule today. At fifty, the country is torn between... 

African Civil Society Shines at the Review Conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th June 2010 Civil society has become a key driver behind global efforts to end impunity for grave international crimes. African Civil Society Organisations... 

Africa Boosts Momentum of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th June 2010 African states reinforced their ownership of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) at a global conference hosted by the governments of Chile... 

Was the R787bn stimulus promise merely a number on a page?

By: Terence Creamer     25th June 2010 Much was made by South Africa’s political and economic leadership in early 2009 about the stimulus that could be provided by the country’s... 

Dandala Resignation: Will Cope Survive Next Year’s Elections?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th June 2010 It is less than two years since the Congress of the People (COPE) was launched in October 2008. The divisive leadership battle between founding... 

The State of Democracy in Rwanda as Presidential Poll Approaches

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd June 2010 Rwandan general, Kayumba Nyamwasa was shot in the stomach at the gate of his home in Johannesburg last Saturday in what is believed, by his family... 

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