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The BRICS Academic Forum: A preview of issues for the 2015 BRICS Summit

The BRICS Academic Forum: A preview of issues for the 2015 BRICS Summit

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      2nd July 2015 Some five weeks ago I attended the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Academic Forum in Moscow as part of the South African delegation.... 

Rapid response an elusive political project?

Rapid response an elusive political project?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th June 2015 At the conclusion of the 25th African Union summit last week, African leaders committed again to fully operationalise an African Standby Force by... 

Bashir, immunity, impunity and South Africa

Bashir, immunity, impunity and South Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      17th June 2015 As I write this, President al-Bashir has left the country. He should never have risked coming and the South African government should have... 

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Presidential term limits: a new African foreign policy challenge

Presidential term limits: a new African foreign policy challenge

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th June 2015 The January 2015, 24th Summit of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa validated ‘Agenda 2063: The Africa we want’ as a guiding document to a... 

What can the African Union do to foster health development on the continent?

What can the African Union do to foster health development on the continent?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      10th June 2015 The focus for this year’s African Union (AU) Summit – being held on 14 and 15 June 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa – is the 'Year of Women... 

Effective Governance Central to Unlocking the Potential of the Blue Economy

Effective Governance Central to Unlocking the Potential of the Blue Economy

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      9th June 2015 The global economy loses $50 billion every year as a result of poor management of global fish stocks. That figure doesn’t tell the full story of... 

The importance of protecting the globe’s most important ecological assets

The importance of protecting the globe’s most important ecological assets

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      5th June 2015 Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme celebrates the World Environment Day on 5 June to raise awareness about environmental issues,... 

What came first: the chicken or the leg?

What came first: the chicken or the leg?  

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      3rd June 2015 On the sidelines of this week’s OECD meetings in Paris, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and US Trade Representative Mike... 

Food Safety in Southern Africa: rethinking world health worries

Food Safety in Southern Africa: rethinking world health worries

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st June 2015 The theme for World Health Day, held on 7 April 2015, was 'From farm to plate – make food safe.' The main motivation for the theme was the alarming... 

Burundi crisis a key issue for the African Union summit

Burundi crisis a key issue for the African Union summit

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      29th May 2015 A few weeks ago, forces loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza stymied a coup d’état in Burundi. A few months earlier, last October to be precise,... 

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