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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...
 
 
21 Jan 2013
 
SA: Statement by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, government condemns the hostage situation in Algeria (21/01/2013)
STATEMENT
The Government of the Republic of South Africa strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place at the Tigantourine gas processing facility outside Amenas in Algeria on 16 January 2013.
 
 
 
 
Daily podcast – January 21, 2013.
PODCAST
French troops advanced cautiously toward northern Mali on Sunday amid fears of ambush by al Qaeda-linked fighters. Meanwhile, its French fighter jets pounded the Islamists' strongholds in the...
 
 
18 Jan 2013
 
 
 
Daily podcast – January 18, 2012.
PODCAST
Zimbabwean leaders Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday they had resolved disputes over a proposed new Constitution and would soon call a referendum on the charter. This is a key...
 
 
16 Jan 2013
 
 
 
Western Sahara: Africa’s Longest and Most Forgotten Territorial Conflict (January 2013)
PEACE & SECURITY
The conflict in Western Sahara is one of Africa’s most long‐lasting territorial disputes, going on for more than three decades now. The territory is contested by Morocco and the Polisario Front,...
 
 
09 Jan 2013
 
SA: Statement by Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, ready to kick–off African Cup of Nations 2013 spectacle (09/01/2013)
STATEMENT
Approximately 86 000 soccer lovers are expected to fill the stadium during the opening and the closing ceremonies. Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Lebogang Maile says "As a...
 
 
 
                       
 
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