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The Challenge of Organised Crime and Urbanisation

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th February 2011 Over the past decade, thousands of Kenyan youths, living in Kibera on the outskirts of Nairobi, have affiliated themselves to the Mungiki – a... 

The challenges of HIV prevention, treatment and care in South African prisons

By: In On Africa IOA     25th February 2011 Prison populations worldwide tend to have much higher HIV & AIDS prevalence rates than the general population – for many complex and interrelated... 

Election time in Sudan: Will it bring change for women?

By: In On Africa IOA     25th February 2011 Globally, the rate of women’s formal political participation is low, despite progress over the past few decades. Post-conflict settings have seen a... 

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The future: It’s bigger!

By: Terence Creamer     25th February 2011 During one inspirational engagement with 99 000 enraptured South Africans in Soweto earlier this month, U2 frontman Bono related how the band’s... 

DTI is building capacity for industrial development

By: Seeraj Mohamed     25th February 2011 The Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme (CSID) - the University of the Witwatersrand's (Wits') economics policy... 

In the name of economic empowerment: A case for South Africa and Zimbabwe

By: In On Africa IOA     24th February 2011 Economic empowerment of previously disadvantaged people can be an important tool in improving their livelihoods and reducing poverty. A... 

AU Decision Exposes SA Policy on Security Council ‘Mission Creep’

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th February 2011 Critics of South Africa’s foreign policy were given further grist for their mill as news emerged from the recent AU Assembly (held in Addis Ababa... 

Beyond the euphoria: The implications of independence in Southern Sudan

By: In On Africa IOA     24th February 2011 The morning of 9 January 2011 dawned in Southern Sudan to the sound of celebration. Street parades, dance groups and processions of Southern... 

Pre-Election Reflection: Madagascar’s 2011 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections

By: In On Africa IOA     24th February 2011 Elections in Madagascar have been postponed twice already due to the deepening political crisis that has gripped the country since 2009. The... 

African Election Review: Pre-election – Benin, Chad, Uganda; Post-election – Central African Republic, Niger, Sudan

By: In On Africa IOA     23rd February 2011 The pre-election section of this month’s CAI African Election Review examines the run-up to the presidential and parliamentary elections due to... 

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