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19 Feb 2014
 
 
Kidnap for ransom: to pay or not to pay?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
It is one of the best-kept secrets in the world. As freed hostages step on the tarmac after being released by terror groups in places like Mali, Nigeria or Yemen, no one dares to reveal whether a...
 
 
18 Feb 2014
 
Moves afoot to unlock indigenous capital for $60bn African energy project pipeline
ENERGY
High-level initiatives are under way to mobilise indigenous financial resources to support the implementation of priority cross-border African energy projects with a combined price tag of...
 
 
31 Jan 2014
 
A fading democratic star: The role of Islamism in Mali and the dangers of totalising narratives
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
“Neat lines of demarcation rarely, if ever, exist between one area of the world and the next”(2) Eamonn Gearon, author of The Sahara: A Cultural History
 
 
20 Jan 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – January 20, 2014
PODCAST
Central African Republic lawmakers shortlisted eight candidates, including two sons of former leaders, to run for interim president in a vote on Monday and pull the country out of months of turmoil...
 
 
10 Jan 2014
 
Sahel insurgency: The Nigerien approach to Islamic militancy
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
In January 2013, France began operations in northern Mali at the request of the Malian Government to counter a rising insurgency following a coup in March 2012. The French military along with the...
 
 
08 Jan 2014
 
Less red tape, more credit: How the private sector can flourish in the Middle East
IMF DIRECT
To almost all economists it is clear that the private sector is critically important in creating jobs and achieving strong growth. The public sector is already overburdened in most countries. But...
 
 
12 Dec 2013
 
SA: Marius Llewellyn Fransman: Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela memorial service, St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town (12/12/2013)
SPEECH
We are humbled as a nation by the presence of so many heads of state, diplomats and delegations from every continent in the world. We join the millions around the globe who shed tears, who lovingly...
 
 
11 Dec 2013
 
Lessons from Nigeria: How not to handle radical groups
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African governments are hungry for models. In that sense learning from the Nigerian experience can help other states to nip nascent terror threats in the bud, says Oxford Analytica senior analyst...
 
 
09 Dec 2013
 
SA: Mosioua Lekota: Address by the Congress of the People President, during the special Joint Sitting of Parliament in honour of former President Nelson Mandela, Cape Town (09/12/2013)
SPEECH
Nearly 43 years ago, a young Nelson Mandela, charged with treason, concluded a truly riveting address, in the Supreme Court of South Africa, with these words that became indelibly etched in all our...
 
 
26 Nov 2013
 
Did Nato intervene in Libya just to get rid of Gaddafi?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Libyans do not want revenge; they want justice to be done, former prisoner Ali Elakermi tells the BCC in a moving interview as he walks through the prison in Libya where he was held during the...
 
 
12 Nov 2013
 
Morocco recalls its ambassador to Algeria
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 30 October, Morocco recalled its ambassador to Algeria for consultation. This decision followed the call by Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Abuja, Nigeria, during a conference...
 
 
11 Nov 2013
 
The killing of French journalists illustrates the volatile situation in northern Mali
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Condolences continue to pour in from across Africa and France following the death of two French journalists in the remote desert town of Kidal, northern Mali, last weekend. Ghislaine Dupont and...
 
 
08 Nov 2013
 
Does the unwieldy label of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises conceal a real determination to act?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
All the attention this week on the unconditional surrender of the M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – including the Southern African Development Community...
 
 
07 Nov 2013
 
Uranium mining facilities in Niger face evolving threat: The changing nature of militant Islamist activity in the region represents a heightened threat
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Niger’s economy is heavily dependent on mining exports and royalties, roughly 40% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Nigerien-produced uranium accounts for nearly 8% of world...
 
 
30 Oct 2013
 
Nigeria, Ghana Africa’s rising stars, says PwC report
TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS
A PwC report on ten African countries on Wednesday named Nigeria and Ghana as Africa’s rising stars in terms of their future prospects for the transportation and logistics industry. PwC capital...
 
 
 
                       
 
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