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Reflecting on SADC Day

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th August 2009 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has a vision of a common future. This will be one of prosperity for all, peace, justice, and... 

Africa: Taking the Gap in Modern Economic Theory

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      29th July 2009 The air is clearing after the spectacular financial crisis, markets are once again picking up, but will it be business as usual? Modern economic... 

Who should prosecute the Somali pirates? 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th July 2009 Until recently, the common view was that maritime piracy had been relegated to history with its muskets, parrots and the Captain Hook personas, but... 

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Are we sleepwalking into a surveillance society? 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th July 2009 From 1 July 2009 cellphone service providers in South Africa cannot activate a new SIM card without the full name, address and identity number of... 

Russian President Medvedev's visit to Africa, June 2009

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th July 2009 In a short period of less than a month, Russia has sought to assert its role in international forums as a leading player in a multipolar world.... 

Protesting in 140 keystrokes: Twitter and the Iranian unrest

8th July 2009 When Twitter - the world's latest social networking phenomenon - made the cover of Time Magazine's 15 June edition, journalist Steve Johnson mused... 

Malawi at 45: More than Madonna’s Hunting Ground

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th July 2009 Malawi has been in the headlines, following pop-star Madonna's battles to adopt a second child from this tiny, landlocked southern African state.... 

The African Peer Review Mechanism – Progress and Prospects

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      3rd July 2009 On 30 June 2009, as African leaders gather on the sweltering, dusty shores of the Mediterranean in Sirte, the hometown of Libyan President Muammar... 

Attracting the youth vote

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      4th June 2009 After their third landslide victory, the African National Congress now occupies 264 of the 400 seats in South Africa's parliament. In the... 

Reckoning with the APRM Recommendations

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      13th May 2009 The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) aims to promote 'good governance' in Africa, through systematic reviews of a state's governance practices... 

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