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04 Mar 2015
 
 
Mauritania joins the Biological Weapons Convention
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Earlier this year, on 28 January, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania acceded to the Biological Weapons Convention (the BWC – formally named the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,...
 
 
03 Mar 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – March 3, 2015
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Making headlines: Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo in Egypt. Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's All Basotho Convention continues its...
 
 
02 Mar 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – March 2, 2015
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Making headlines: Eight Cosatu affiliates have pledged not to participate in the federation's meetings until Numsa is reinstated. Thousands of people in Cameroon's capital protest against Nigeria's...
 
 
26 Feb 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – February 26, 2015
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Making headlines: Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's 2015/16 budget strikes a balance between spending, tax, and cutting waste. Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé accepts his party's nomination as a...
 
 
24 Feb 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – February 24, 2015
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Making headlines: Government and the City of Johannesburg plan to revitalise old townships. Egyptian jets kill seven civillians while attacking suspected Islamist militants in the eastern Libyan...
 
 
23 Feb 2015
 
A second regional competition authority to begin operations in East Africa
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group
There has been a strong move to establish national competition authorities across Africa and now, regional competition authorities. The disconnect between national competition laws and regional...
 
 
20 Feb 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – February 20, 2015
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Making headlines: Government to introduce a new supply chain management system as from April 1. Nigerian warplanes bomb training camps and caches of weapons and vehicles belonging to the Islamist...
 
 
19 Feb 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – February 19, 2015
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Making headlines: Eskom says emergency repairs to the Majuba power station have added around 1 800 megawatts to the grid. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane launches the Electoral Observation Mission...
 
 
17 Feb 2015
 
More accurate digital migration progress database to be established
DIGITAL MIGRATION
On June 16, 2006, hundreds of countries agreed to a June 17, 2015, deadline to switch off their analogue transmissions; however, insufficient tabs had been kept on the status of the countries’...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – February 17, 2015
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Making headlines: While Eskom’s ‘war room’ is fixated on restoring plant availability, electrical stability could still be 30 months off. African presidents create an $87-million emergency fund to...
 
 
16 Feb 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – February 16, 2015
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Making headlines: Eskom says the risk of power cuts is moderate. Heavily armed Boko Haram militants attack the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe. And, President Jacob Zuma says government’s...
 
 
13 Feb 2015
 
Danger in Tahrir Square: Mob sexual violence in Egypt
consultancy africa intelligence
Sexual harassment has long been a problem in Egypt, but mob assaults have dramatically intensified in both frequency and brutality in the four years since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. In an...
 
 
12 Feb 2015
 
The AU starts to put its money (closer to) where its mouth is
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The African Union (AU) has been proclaiming its independence since its birth, as the Organisation of African Unity, in 1963. Yet, even as it was shaking its one collective fist at meddling...
 
 
10 Feb 2015
 
World economy doing better than one might think – expert
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Despite two huge global disturbances – the burst of the technology bubble and what’s become known as the Great Recession in 2008/9 – world GDP growth has been stronger in the past decade than in...
 
 
03 Feb 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – February 3, 2015
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Making headlines: Eskom implements stage one rolling power cuts. A car bomb explodes in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe. And, the Gauteng provincial government hopes to pursue...
 
 
 
                       
 
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