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Enhancing aid architecture in the regional response to the Syria crisis (Feb 2016)
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As the conflict in Syria continues, its political, security, economic and social spill-over effects have intensified across the Middle East and beyond. The flow of refugees from Syria to its...
 
 
02 Feb 2016
 
 
 
Africa set for exponential growth by 2025 – report
ECONOMY
Africa is expected to become the second fastest growing region in the world by 2025, with gross domestic product of $4.5-trillion, analysis by Frost & Sullivan shows. In a video report on the ‘Mega...
 
 
01 Feb 2016
 
African exchanges notch up $1trn in market cap
ECONOMY
Investor interest in African markets is rising, with market capitalisation on African exchanges rising to $1-trillion by the end of 2015, PwC said on Monday, emphasising that "untapped value...
 
 
The untold story of how Africa's flagship universities have advanced
THE CONVERSATION
Africa has the lowest university enrolment rates in the world. In the past two decades, though, virtually all the continent’s higher education systems have recorded massive growth. The spike in...
 
 
26th AU Summit: Why isn't the AU's counter-terrorism strategy working?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The African Union’s (AU’s) counter-terrorism policy isn’t working. Looking back at 2015 and the many terrorist incidents that punctuated news headlines in Africa, it is difficult to escape this...
 
 
29 Jan 2016
 
26th AU Summit: Why isn't the AU's counter-terrorism strategy working?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The African Union’s (AU’s) counter-terrorism policy isn’t working. Looking back at 2015 and the many terrorist incidents that punctuated news headlines in Africa, it is difficult to escape this...
 
 
27 Jan 2016
 
Africa’s 2015 election experiences present dilemmas for 2016 polls
THE CONVERSATION
This year, like 2015, promises to be yet another busy year in Africa’s electoral democracy stakes. More than a third of the continent’s 54 countries will conduct polls. All elections are important,...
 
 
UN urges SA to introduce controls on short-term capital flows
ECONOMY
The United Nations has urged South Africa to introduce controls on short-term capital movements in and out of the country, to prevent further large depreciations of the rand. Adam Elhiraika,...
 
 
26 Jan 2016
 
26th AU Summit – Suspense ahead of crucial AU elections
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Traditionally, elections at the African Union (AU) Commission and for structures like the Peace and Security Council (PSC) don’t raise much interest beyond the small circle of AU insiders. This is...
 
 
06 Jan 2016
 
No, Senegal will not be the first sub-Saharan country with electric trains
AFRICA CHECK
A minister and adviser to Senegal’s President Macky Sall told viewers on New Year’s Eve that a new train service the government is planning will be the first modern electric train in sub-Saharan...
 
 
18 Dec 2015
 
World Bank approves $3bn loan for Egypt
ECONOMY
The World Bank has approved a $3 -illion loan for Egypt, to be disbursed over the next three years, International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr said in a statement on Thursday. Nasr said the loan...
 
 
04 Dec 2015
 
 
 
What Africa can learn from China's special economic zones
THE CONVERSATION
China and its African partners want to scale up industrialisation on the continent in addition to China’s infrastructure development projects - the “Three Major Network” of railway, road and...
 
 
03 Dec 2015
 
What next for the African Standby Force?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The readiness of the African Union’s (AU’s) African Standby Force (ASF) was put to the test during a major field exercise over three weeks in October and November. Troops marched into mock battle...
 
 
02 Dec 2015
 
Gauteng: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, on the occasion of the mayoral gala dinner at 7th Africities Summit, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (02/12/2015)
Topics
I would like to thank you for inviting me to speak at this evening Mayoral Gala Dinner of the 7th Africities Summit. It is a great honour for me to join you tonight and say a few words at this...
 
 
THINK AGAIN – Unstable climates make for unstable politics
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
El Niño has hit Africa particularly hard this year. The unpredictable weather cycle has been more intense than past iterations, and is being blamed for everything, from drought in southern Africa...
 
 
 
                       
 
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