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Capitalism is different from free market libertarianism

By: Seeraj Mohamed     19th November 2010 There is a view that people should be free to do whatever they want with their wealth. In fact, most people – rich and poor – would balk at the... 

African Commission on Nuclear Energy Begins to Take Shape

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th November 2010 The pan-African body responsible for ensuring that African States and States such as the USA, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom comply... 

Henry Okah’s trial tests the South African Counter-Terrorism Act

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th November 2010 The highly complex trial of Nigerian terror suspect Henry Okah is testing the efficacy of the South Africa's criminal justice system and its... 

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HIV & AIDS-related stigma and discrimination: Undermining interventions within communities 

By: In On Africa IOA     16th November 2010 Right from the start, HIV & AIDS was associated with certain risk groups. Most often these were marginalised sub-populations living, or rather... 

Outcomes of the G20 Summit: A Litmus Test for the Future of the G2O and the Search for ‘Seoul mates'

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th November 2010 The recent G20 summit, held in Seoul on 11 and 12 November 2010, took place amid concerns that sharp divisions over currency and trade policies,... 

Community-based conservation or nature-based participation? Protecting nature and people in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     12th November 2010 One of the main sites of the people-ecology interface is ‘protected areas' in the form of nature parks, game reserves and heritage sites. While... 

Who profits from copper theft?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th November 2010 There is little doubt that copper cable theft is a growing problem in South Africa, particularly for the electricity, telecommunications, and... 

Dissecting ANC’s hostile response to Cosatu-sponsored civil society conference 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th November 2010 It is not uncommon these days to hear people bemoaning the fact that the United Democratic Front (UDF) was disbanded after the unbanning of the... 

Taking the wind out of the baseloaders 

By: Saliem Fakir     12th November 2010 What is disturbing is not the debate about baseload power versus intermittent power. This debate is always useful as we grapple with the the... 

Ugandan Newspapers Guilty of Reinforcing Homophobia 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th November 2010 In his 1998 book about the Rwandan genocide, We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, Philip Gourevitch wrote... 

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