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The Conditions of Awaiting Trial ‘Prisoners’ Look Set to Improve in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th March 2011 The poor condition of South African prisons felt the glare of international spotlight recently. This happened on the 8th of February when the... 

Abduction in eastern Nigeria: A new way of undermining women’s rights

By: In On Africa IOA     4th March 2011 Recent developments in southern Nigeria prompted late president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, to initiate an amnesty... 

UNSC Referral of Libya Gives ICC the Opportunity to Prove its Worth

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th March 2011 Last Saturday, 26 February 2011, the United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1970 (2011), referring the `situation` in... 

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Project progress?

By: Terence Creamer     4th March 2011 For me, one of the more interesting sidebars to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2011 Budget was a note entitled ‘Budgeting for better results in... 

Citizens come of age

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      3rd March 2011 I have to admit that the Wikileaks saga distracted me. I thought 2011 would be the year that access to information and freedom of the press pundits... 

Ugandan Court’s bold move: Injunction issued against tabloid for anti-homosexuality publication

By: In On Africa IOA     3rd March 2011 Homosexuality is criminalised in most African countries. Many nations impose hefty prison sentences on those convicted of offences.(2) Sudan,... 

Friends and business partners(?): The current bilateral relations between China and Zimbabwe

By: In On Africa IOA     3rd March 2011 Nearly three years have passed in which China “has publicly shied away from Zimbabwe” but there are signs that Beijing has its eye, once again, on... 

Gaddafi – From Brother Leader to Tyrant

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd March 2011 In his first televised speech on national television soon after the revolt against his regime started, and even as he seemed to be losing control... 

Africa trading with China: A positive focus

By: In On Africa IOA     2nd March 2011 “The evolving relationship between China and Africa could be one of the most important developments in the international relations of the... 

The Dark Side of the Internet: Cybercrime

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd March 2011 By the end of 2010, an estimated 1,97 billion people around the world were using the Internet. Of these, about 111 million were in Africa. 

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