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Zimbabwe has a long way to go before sanctions are lifted

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      15th July 2009 The African Union (AU), SADC and the Zimbabwean Government of National Unity (GNU), have recently begun to take it in turns to call for the removal... 

AU’s Decision in Sirte Discourages ICC Supporters

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th July 2009 The outcome of the recent African Union (AU) Summit held in Sirte, Libya on 1-3 July 2009, under the chairmanship of President Muammar Gadaffi,... 

Are we sleepwalking into a surveillance society? 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th July 2009 From 1 July 2009 cellphone service providers in South Africa cannot activate a new SIM card without the full name, address and identity number of... 

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Achieving Effective National Environmental Governance in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th July 2009 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the forerunner in involving governments in developing and implementing Environmental Law.... 

Russian President Medvedev's visit to Africa, June 2009

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th July 2009 In a short period of less than a month, Russia has sought to assert its role in international forums as a leading player in a multipolar world.... 

Reflections on the Development State for South Africa

By: Adam Habib     15th July 2009 A wealth of scholarship has been built up over the last decade or two on the development states of East and South East Asia. This literature has... 

African Solutions to African Problems: In Search of the African Renaissance

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th July 2009 The African Union (AU) and its interventional peace and security architecture could be seen as an institutional expression of the phrase "African... 

Financial system 
should be reformed

By: Seeraj Mohamed     10th July 2009 I wrote in a recent article in this column that the best investment by US financiers was the billions of dollars they used for lobbying the US... 

Belfast and Johannesburg: peas in a racist pod?

By: Brandon Hamber     10th July 2009 I long to live in a society where there is no racism but, living between Belfast and Johannesburg, this is impossible.  

Protesting in 140 keystrokes: Twitter and the Iranian unrest

8th July 2009 When Twitter - the world's latest social networking phenomenon - made the cover of Time Magazine's 15 June edition, journalist Steve Johnson mused... 

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