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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... 

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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... 

Moving Forward: The 4th Biennial Meeting on Small Arms

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th June 2010 Delegates from around the world have gathered at the United Nations (UN) in New York for the Fourth Biennial Meeting of States, to Consider the... 

How realistic is the green economy?

By: Saliem Fakir     18th June 2010 The idea of a green economy has gained great popularity of late but the proof will be in implementation. During the last year, particularly, green... 

Greed, fear in financial markets

By: Seeraj Mohamed     18th June 2010 It is hard to predict the performance of the global economy and of individual countries. There is less optimism about recovery from the global... 

16 June 1976 – The Day Apartheid Died 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th June 2010 On 16 June Youth Day is celebrated in South Africa in recognition of the role of the student uprising in June 1976 in the demise of apartheid. But... 

One step forward two steps back for the ICC Review Conference on the crime of aggression 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th June 2010 Following ten days of deliberations, the first review conference of the International Criminal Court ended after midnight on Friday 11 June 2010 in... 

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