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African Election Review – Pre-election: Chad; Madagascar; Nigeria – Post-election: Benin; Djibouti;

By: In On Africa IOA     29th April 2011 The pre-election section of this month’s African Election Review examines three upcoming presidential elections. The first of these is the... 

South Africa requires a new energy spark

By: Terence Creamer     29th April 2011 A striking aspect of President Barack Obama's proposed energy blueprint (a document, which like everything else in the US, is being strongly... 

The future of Libya at risk as armed mobilisation and civil war leads to the loss of political strategy 

By: In On Africa IOA     28th April 2011 This paper examines the war being fought in Libya between Colonel Gaddafi’s forces and the opposition with their stronghold in Eastern Libya.... 

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Côte d’Ivoire: Gbagbo as anti-imperialist hero is mistaken

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th April 2011 With the conflict now ostensibly over in Ivory Coast, attention is now sure to turn to the blame game. For former President Laurent Gbagbo, and... 

Regime change in North Africa: The seeds of the Arab Spring are fecund, but will democracy bloom?

By: In On Africa IOA     26th April 2011 In this article I offer a backgrounder on the uprisings, revolutions, and democratic developments ongoing throughout the Arab world. I undertake a... 

Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaore Under Threat

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th April 2011 Last week, the citizens of Burkina Faso woke up to the news of another army mutiny. This could have been seen as insignificant, had it not involved... 

BRICS gets political

By: Terence Creamer     22nd April 2011 It would have been fascinating to see the expression on Jim O'Neill’s face had he attended a briefing in Johannesburg ahead of the recent BRICS... 

Gaddafi’s bedfellows: The price of an extended leadership in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     21st April 2011 As the winds of change blow across North Africa, it is howling a firestorm in the direction of the conundrum that is Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The... 

A tragedy which was waiting to happen 

By: Denis Worrall     20th April 2011 Outside of the small Orange Free State town of Ficksburg few people could have known of the existence of Andries Tatane - one would say an ordinary... 

All aboard! Is South Africa’s proposed high-speed railway a shady deal or a positive development?

By: In On Africa IOA     20th April 2011 It seems the idea of a South African high-speed railway is not likely to disappear soon.(2) Initially, the brainchild of former Minister of... 

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