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Culture as a cause of conflict in Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     8th November 2010 Conflict, as we know it today, has changed immensely since the early days of clashes between kings and kingdoms. In the contemporary world, three... 

First comes Obasanjo and then comes Babangida: When ex-military becomes civilian ruler in Nigeria

By: In On Africa IOA     5th November 2010 Audiences watched eagerly in 1999, as Africa's most populous nation held democratic elections to end authoritarian rule. Three decades of... 

Forget 7% yearly growth; just support the right kind of growth 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     5th November 2010 There is an idea from government that the South African economy should grow at 7% a year. There seems to be a belief that growing that fast will... 

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Dignity and safety for Makhaza residents

3rd November 2010 Some time last year, I started following the story in the media of the unenclosed toilets (toilets without roofs or walls) in Makhaza, a section of... 

The suspension of the Southern African Development Community Tribunal: A threat to human rights

By: In On Africa IOA     3rd November 2010 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic community (REC) mandated to promote free trade, development and regional... 

Failure of Zambia’s nationalisation programme: exploring the factors that precipitated the collapse 

By: In On Africa IOA     1st November 2010 Zambia's nationalised all of the key sectors of its economy in the 1970s, including the mining sector. However, a series of unfortunate events and... 

Currency wars and other myths

By: Seeraj Mohamed     29th October 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan recently repeated the sensationalist fears promoted in the mainstream business media about the possibility of... 

Is cyber terrorism the new swine flu?

By: Brandon Hamber     29th October 2010 I would strongly recommend, especially if you are of a nervous disposition, that you avoid reading the Strategic Defence and Security Review... 

SA is torn between the paths of secrecy and transparency

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      28th October 2010 SA is capable of sustaining two narratives. One, which provoked a Financial Times editorial suggesting the Protection of Information Bill... 

HIV & AIDS: the imperative of prevention

By: In On Africa IOA     28th October 2010 The most important concern in the HIV & AIDS field is the task of prevention. The epidemiological measures of prevalence and incidence illustrate... 

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