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Whatever happened to Hissène Habré?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st March 2010 On Wednesday 16 March 2010, the increasingly influential Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice announced that it... 

Benefits of democracy lost in the gap between constitution and complex reality

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      29th March 2010 Along the mall in Washington DC stands the Korean war memorial. Alongside it, a marble wall with the powerful words, ‘Freedom is not free'. 

Asian Values and African Choices

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      29th March 2010 The economic rise of Asia has provoked an intermittent intellectual struggle that posits "Asian values" as opposed to Western ways. This debate... 

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The role of BASIC Countries in the Climate Change Negotiations after Copenhagen

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th March 2010 BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) have been vilified and praised for the role they played in brokering the Copenhagen Accord... 

Reducing the Pool of Illicit Firearms by Destructions in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th March 2010 Hundreds of thousands of obsolete, surplus, surrendered and confiscated firearms have been destroyed in South Africa over the last two decades... 

New industrial offset instrument to include ‘stronger’ targets

By: Terence Creamer     26th March 2010 While the key thrust of “leveraging procurement” for industrialisation in South Africa hinges on a transition from unstructured procurement... 

State-led development and neoliberalism 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     26th March 2010 There is much anti-State sentiment in South Africa, which is given much voice in the media. A great deal of negative sentiment is due to the... 

Is bling the new opium of the people? 

By: Brandon Hamber     26th March 2010 I recently spent time back home in South Africa. It was fantastic: family, friends, sunshine, fine food and wine. I also visited various community... 

Zuma wins brownie points

By: Denis Worrall     25th March 2010 At the beginning of February, Omega organised its 12th Euro-African conferences in London and Munich on investment into Sub-Saharan Africa; and one... 

Gaddafi’s ‘African Unity’ through the Partition of Nigeria? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th March 2010 Not a stranger to controversies, the Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi, has reportedly suggested partitioning Nigeria into a ‘Muslim North' and a... 

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