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Message in blood: Terror in Algeria
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Sunday, 21 September 2014: French tourist Hervé Gourdel is kidnapped by Jund-al-Khilafa, an Algerian Islamist militant group linked to the Islamic State (IS). Gourdel had been driving through the...
 
 
02 Dec 2014
 
Ebola deals a blow to Morocco's Africa plans
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Morocco’s refusal to host the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) from 17 January to 8 February next year, due to fears of Ebola, has sparked a furore among soccer lovers across the continent. The North...
 
 
25 Nov 2014
 
Driving, draining, dividing? The impact of the Islamic State insurgency on African jihadist groups
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Born out of the former Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) affiliate group, incubated in the vacuum of the Syrian Civil War and sweeping into Iraq having exploited the alienation of Sunni tribes, Abu Bakr...
 
 
19 Nov 2014
 
Cellphones top basic services, Africa survey reveals
AFRICA BAROMETER
More people across Africa have access to a cellphone network than they do to electricity, piped water, or a health clinic, according to the latest Afrobarometer released on Wednesday. The survey,...
 
 
28 Oct 2014
 
Algiers talks are Mali's best chance for peace
Institute for Security Studies
Talks in Algeria about the future stability of Mali were suspended at the end of last week. This came amid fears that the internal divisions among armed groups in the north of Mali could again...
 
 
20 Oct 2014
 
DA: Solly Malatsi congratulates Portia Modise on 100 goal milestone
STATEMENT
The DA congratulates Banyana Banyana's leading goal scorer, Portia Modise, for scoring a record 100th goal during yesterday's African Women's Championship against Algeria.         Modise's 100...
 
 
15 Oct 2014
 
Cable cars could complement other public transport modes
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Urban ropeways, more commonly known as cable cars, are proving to be a viable, low-cost and compact feeder option for mass transport systems in developing countries, Eurist vice executive director...
 
 
08 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Economic Freedom of the World: 2014 report (October 2014)
ECONOMY
South Africa ranks 93 out of 151 countries and Hong Kong included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2014 Annual Report, released today by the Free Market Foundation. Last year, South Africa...
 
 
07 Oct 2014
 
SA’s economic freedom diminishing, reveals global report
ECONOMY
South Africa has slumped in the world rankings of economic freedom, dropping from 41 out of 152 jurisdictions in 2000 to 93 in 2012 – largely owing to ineffective government regulation and the...
 
 
17 Sep 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – September 17, 2014
PODCAST
Making headlines: Nersa doesn’t expect a tariff ‘reopener’ following Eskom’s bailout declaration. Tunisian forces and militants clash near the border, with one person killed. And, a motion of no...
 
 
10 Sep 2014
 
Africa’s investment shine dulls in 2014 – report
TRADE
A recent report by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has revealed a drop in Africa’s investment attractiveness ratings in 2014, with 22 countries receiving lower scores than last year. The fourth yearly...
 
 
02 Sep 2014
 
SA behind other African countries in broadband access
TELECOMS
Despite being Africa’s economic powerhouse, South Africa has fallen behind in terms of the number of people per 100 that have access to fixed and mobile broadband, Saab Grintek Technologies CTO...
 
 
29 Aug 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – August 29, 2014
PODCAST
The office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions (or NDPP) received an unprecedented tongue-lashing in the "spy tapes" order handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (or SCA) on...
 
 
28 Aug 2014
 
SA: Statement by the Department of Trade and Industry, congratulates Webhelp SA on the launch of their Johannesburg Contact Centre (28/08/2014)
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, congratulates Webhelp SA on the launch of their Johannesburg Contact Centre which has thus far created 200 jobs. It is further expected that the...
 
 
19 Aug 2014
 
SA: Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha: Address by the MEC for Arts and Culture during the delivery of Sport and Recreation 2014/15 Prov Budget Vote, Kwazulu-Natal Legislature (19/08/2014)
SPEECH
Firstly, it comes as we mark 20 years of Freedom. Secondly, we are commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Women’s Charter during the month of August. This is to honour the women who marched to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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