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06 Mar 2013
 
 
Arab Spring or a political summer in Algeria?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
For many external observers, Algeria is at a political standstill, especially compared to events in neighbouring Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Moreover, many analysts have been puzzled by developments...
 
 
27 Feb 2013
 
 
 
The Mali-Algeria crisis and the Western Sahara question
SOUTH AFRICAN FOREIGN POLICY INITIATIVE
This is a ‘quick and dirty’ take on the fast-moving Saharan crisis unfolding in Africa’s northwest. It appears that in the cut-and-thrust of the French intervention to roll back Islamist insurgents...
 
 
21 Feb 2013
 
SA: Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu: Address by the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, on the ccasion of the inaugural lecture of the National Council of Provinces, University of the Western Cape, Belville (20/02/2013)
SPEECH
The lecture gives us an opportunity to talk about the implementation of our democracy project, focusing on the role of Parliament in general and that of the NCOP in particular. Our Constitution...
 
 
19 Feb 2013
 
Private funding required for Africa’s $47bn pipeline of priority power projects
ELECTRICITY
The funding gaps associated with the energy components of the African Union’s $360-billion Programme for Infrastructure Development for Africa (Pida) remain material and will not be closed in the...
 
 
13 Feb 2013
 
SA remains highest-ranked African emerging economy, Nigeria creeping up – survey
ECONOMY
South Africa has maintained its position as the leading emerging economy on the African continent, ahead of Nigeria in terms of potential investment destinations, a report by global business and...
 
 
08 Feb 2013
 
Henry Okah counter-terrorism ruling is a judicial triumph for South Africa and the continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In a swift implementation of justice, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg found Nigeria’s Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND) leader, Henry Okah, guilty of 13 charges...
 
 
06 Feb 2013
 
AfDB: Statement by the African Development Bank, regional multilateral development bank, the African Water Facility to support access of urban poor to sanitation in Uganda (05/02/2013)
STATEMENT
The African Water Facility offered a 1 million euro grant to the Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) to support their Kawempe Urban Poor Sanitation Improvement Project (KUPSIP). The...
 
 
01 Feb 2013
 
Beyond the Millennium Development Goals: What are Africa’s expectations?
AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA
Introduction Since their endorsement in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been a pillar and point of reference for sustainable development with public advocacy in their support.1 ...
 
 
Are military solutions to the Malian crisis protecting civilians?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the beginning of May 2012, there were some 130 000 internally displaced persons in Mali and approximately 190 000 refugees in neighbouring Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. Currently,...
 
 
29 Jan 2013
 
WTO: Pascal Lamy: Address by the World Trade Organisation Director General, at the IISS-Oberoi Discussion Forum, Delhi (29/01/2013)
SPEECH
India’s trade volumes have registered healthy growth. Indian companies have thrived at home, and steadily expanded their presence abroad. Without downplaying the enormity of the challenges India...
 
 
AU: Statement by the African Union Commission, on elected members of key African Union institutions (28/01/2013)
STATEMENT
The 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union, on 28 January adopted five (5) decisions on the appointment of Members and Judges elected during the 22nd Ordinary Session of Executive...
 
 
28 Jan 2013
 
Historical perspective: Sino-African relations expressed through Chinese propaganda posters
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
The Sino-African relationship has emerged as a new hot topic of conversation among scholars, politicians and the international media. Current discourse emphasises recent Chinese engagement in...
 
 
24 Jan 2013
 
Reducing the cost of hostage taking requires better interventions
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This month, two attempts to rescue hostages taken by terrorist groups in Somalia and Algeria resulted in the deaths of many captives. Hostage taking is not new but the impact can be far reaching,...
 
 
22 Jan 2013
 
 
 
Daily podcast – January 22, 2013.
PODCAST
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (or Outa) said the High Court in Pretoria would hear its application to appeal against e-tolls on Friday.
 
 
Mali: War By Default
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In an apparent attempt to replicate their successes of last year, Islamist rebels in northern Mali launched fresh attacks on government positions in early January. These attacks resulted in another...
 
 
 
                       
 
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