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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... 

Arresting a Few Policemen will not Solve South Africa`s Violent Policing Problem 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2011 The brutal death of unarmed protestor and father of two, Andries Tatane, at the hands of the South African police in Ficksburg on 13 April would... 

Côte d’Ivoire: The Battle of Abidjan

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th April 2011 As the dust starts to settle on a devastated and traumatised Abidjan, attention has focused on Alassane Ouattara, now the effective, as well as... 

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17 years since the genocide: Rwanda’s journey 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      18th April 2011 In April 2011, in the midst of upheavals and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, Rwandans commemorate the seventeenth anniversary of... 

South Africa’s Decision to go Nuclear Tests Democratic Policy Making 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th April 2011 In the midst of the Japanese nuclear plant disaster last month, the South African cabinet made an endorsement of a 20-year electricity plan for the... 

Will the revolution be tweeted? The potential for democratisation through social media

By: In On Africa IOA     15th April 2011 The Arab world is ablaze, people’s power is at its height and the firm grips of dictators and authoritarian regimes in the region have been... 

Terrorism After the Storm

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th April 2011 The movement for democratic change sweeping across most of North Africa, which has already toppled two of Africa’s despots and longest-serving... 

Fracking in the Karoo – who do we believe? 

By: Saliem Fakir     15th April 2011 While Shell is attracting the most negative publicity owing to its application to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa for exploration rights in... 

Confidence key to liberating record cash hoarding by firms

By: Terence Creamer     15th April 2011 News that South Africa’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to a 13-month high in March is hopefully an early signal that real confidence is... 

Guns for hire: Examining the use of mercenaries in Libya

By: In On Africa IOA     14th April 2011 On 15 February 2011, protests began in Libya. The Libyan uprising mirrored similar popular movements in Egypt and Tunisia where anger and... 

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