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Growing investment and cooperation: China courts South Africa, Angola and Botswana

6th December 2010 In a move to further bolster China-Africa relations, Vice-President Xi Jinping visited three African countries in mid-November 2010. His visit to... 

Transition in the Republic of Guinea: A critical outlook into the future

6th December 2010 The Republic of Guinea, a West African state, is on the verge of making history. It is on the road towards a return to democratic governance... 

Conflict in Africa: The socio-psychological perspective

By: In On Africa IOA     2nd December 2010 Conflict, as we know it today, has endured major transformation since the earliest days. In the contemporary world, three major causes of conflict... 

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Africa: Asia’s one-stop shop

By: In On Africa IOA     29th November 2010 From oil and gas to cocoa, cotton and copper, Asia’s shopping list covers all the goods and commodities that Africa could possibly supply. Indeed,... 

South African shopping malls: A threat to small business ambitions 

By: In On Africa IOA     26th November 2010 In recent years, the South African press has told countless stories of the mushrooming of shopping centres in the country’s township areas. In... 

Corruption in Africa: A crime against development 

By: In On Africa IOA     25th November 2010 Corruption is a pervasive problem in both the developed and developing world. In recent years, the problem has gained much interest due primarily... 

Zimbabwe: Back on the front burner

By: Denis Worrall     24th November 2010 Peter Godwin is a journalist who was born in Zimbabwe but who now lives in and works out of New York. He has written two excellent and profoundly... 

What does the future hold? Understanding southern Sudan’s (likely) march to statehood

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd November 2010 Depending on the view one subscribes to, the number of states in Africa can either be 53 or 54. The reason for this state of confusion stems from... 

Parliament must retain institutional knowledge, despite reshuffle 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      19th November 2010 Much has been said about President Zuma's recent cabinet reshuffle and the impact it will have on service delivery and the workings of the cabinet... 

The battle to save Africa’s horn: Rhino poaching depletes conservation efforts in Southern Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     19th November 2010 On 1 July 2010, a butchered rhinoceros cow was found dead with her horn hacked off with a panga in the Borakalalo National Game Reserve in the... 

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