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31 Jan 2014
A fading democratic star: The role of Islamism in Mali and the dangers of totalising narratives
“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
Annual Review of the African Union Peace and Security Council 2013/2014 (January 2014)
Peace and Security
From the Central African Republic (CAR) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Egypt, Libya and Mali, Africa experienced a resurgence of conflict and violent instability in 2013. These and...
29 Jan 2014
Africa’s growth story shows progressive structural change
A new index by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has provided “empirical” proof of Africa’s growth story, however, the Middle East has also emerged as strong performer. The GIBS...
28 Jan 2014
Daily podcast – January 28, 2014.
There is an urgent need for independent monitors during the elections after claims that some voters in the Tlokwe by-elections in the North West were not legitimate, Agang SA said on Monday. Party...
27 Jan 2014
Daily podcast – January 27, 2014
South Africa's government defended its embattled police service on Friday from rising criticisms that officers used excessive force, saying there was "no carte blanche" to kill innocent protesters....
Cooperation through education: Bridging differences with the Chinese Government scholarship programme
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China’s extensive engagement with the African continent has been widely acknowledged and emphasised by scholars and politicians globally. The main focus of this attention has been directed towards...
23 Jan 2014
Afro-Middle East Centre symposium – 'Egypt: Struggling for democracy, resisting dictatorship'
AMEC will host a one-day symposium on 28 January 2014 to discuss possible futures for Egypt. It will bring together a number of prominent Egyptians who are now part of the opposition to the coup,...
22 Jan 2014
Africa can solve its own problems with proper planning and full implementation of the African Standby Force
How much longer will the African Standby Force (ASF) simply continue to ‘stand by’ while France and others deal with Africa’s crises? As African leaders prepare for their 22nd Assembly of Heads of...
21 Jan 2014
African growth prospects remain ‘robust’, 4.7% growth expected in 2014 – UN
Africa’s economic growth prospects remain relatively robust and are expected to be supported by improvements in the global economic and regional business environment, rallying commodity prices,...
20 Jan 2014
Daily podcast – January 20, 2014
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...
16 Jan 2014
Daily podcast – January 16, 2014.
Standard Bank joint CE Sim Tshabalala said on Wednesday said there was good reason to expect that South Africa could, in 2014, catch up with the rest of the African continent in terms of growth....
13 Jan 2014
Israelis pay last respects to warrior-statesman Sharon
Thousands of Israelis bade farewell on Sunday to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the maverick warrior-statesman who helped reshape the Middle East, as his body lay in state outside parliament...
10 Jan 2014
Daily podcast – January 10, 2014.
South Africa’s Freedom Front Plus political party said on Thursday that President Jacob Zuma should publically state what changes he wants to make to the Constitution. The party was referring to...
08 Jan 2014
Less red tape, more credit: How the private sector can flourish in the Middle East
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...
07 Jan 2014
Daily podcast – January 7, 2014
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said in Johannesburg on Monday that the 2013 matric pass rate exceeded the basic education department's target by reaching 78.2%. In 2012 it was 73.9%, she...
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