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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... 

Helping Africa Save Itself

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      8th July 2009 In DEAD AID, Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born economist, lays out a brash argument: that the more than $1 trillion in foreign assistance given to... 

All Eyes on You: ANC Election Promises, Integrity and the SAPS

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th July 2009 When former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel delivered his 2008 budget speech, he said that over R10 billion would be set aside for the... 

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Malawi at 45: More than Madonna’s Hunting Ground

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th July 2009 Malawi has been in the headlines, following pop-star Madonna's battles to adopt a second child from this tiny, landlocked southern African state.... 

Intelligence ministry, A study in democracy? The 2009 State Security Budget Debate, South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th July 2009 The Minister for State Security, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele missed the opportunity, in his annual budget vote address to the South African Parliament on... 

The African Peer Review Mechanism – Progress and Prospects

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      3rd July 2009 On 30 June 2009, as African leaders gather on the sweltering, dusty shores of the Mediterranean in Sirte, the hometown of Libyan President Muammar... 

Enhancing Effective participation of Youth in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd July 2009 As Africa continues to lag behind the Millenium Development Goals, it becomes critical that we re-examine the role that the youth on the continent... 

Huge effort required 
to get South African economy out of the rut 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd July 2009 A few months ago, there was a debate in the media about whether the South African economy would decline into recession. 

AU Reiterates Commitment to the ICC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd July 2009 There is no doubt that international criminal justice as it relates to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has taken center stage within the... 

AU leaders should tackle agriculture

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th June 2009 The ICC indictment of Sudan's President Omar el Bashir, Zimbabwe's troubled transitional unity government and Madagascar's recent coup may well... 

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