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26 Jun 2014
 
 
The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: 15 years on
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Monday, 23 June 2014, marked the beginning of the third Maputo Review Conference. The 161 states parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of...
 
 
25 Jun 2014
 
DA: Statement by Sandy Kalyan, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation & Member of the Pan-African Parliament, DA condemns Al-Jazeera journalist sentencing (25/06/2014)
STATEMENT
The DA condemns the sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists by Egyptian courts and will table this matter for discussion at the Pan African Parliament.
 
 
 
 
Daily podcast – June 25, 2014
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Foreign direct investment (or FDI) into South Africa recovered to $8.2-billion in 2013, from $4.6-billion in 2012. This was notwithstanding ongoing anxiety about the state of the South African...
 
 
24 Jun 2014
 
 
 
As FDI flows recover to $8.2bn, SA firms emerge as top African investors
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into South Africa recovered to $8.2-billion in 2013, from $4.6-billion in 2012, notwithstanding ongoing anxiety about the state of the South African economy and its...
 
 
FXI: Statement by the Freedom of Expression Institute, condemns sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt (24/06/2014)
STATEMENT
The Freedom of Expression Institute- FXI is appalled by the Egyptian court sentencing of journalists to punitive jail sentences. We condemn this move which is clearly not in touch with the...
 
 
23 Jun 2014
 
Should all African Union summits take place in Addis Ababa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This weekend, hundreds of delegates from across Africa will be travelling to Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, for the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit. The previous Malabo summit took place...
 
 
20 Jun 2014
 
Are you a rebel? The revolutionary personality of Sudan’s armed opposition
consultancy africa intelligence
The game of politics is often violent. Throughout history, especially the tumultuous twentieth century, violent politics has manifest itself in coup d’états, insurgencies, terror-campaigns,...
 
 
18 Jun 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – June 18, 2014
PODCAST
President Jacob Zuma placed the growth-sapping issues of labour instability and electricity insecurity at the centre of his post-election State of the Nation address to lawmakers on Tuesday night....
 
 
17 Jun 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – June 17, 2014
PODCAST
The Gauteng government is taking a second look at e-tolls as a funding source for building highways in the province. A Sunday newspaper reported Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi as...
 
 
Egypt to release hunger-striking Al Jazeera journalist
RELEASE
Egypt's prosecutor general has ordered the release of Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds, ending almost a year of imprisonment without charge. A statement from the...
 
 
Channel 4 wrong to say cancer is bigger cause of death in Africa than AIDS
HEALTH
Does cancer kill more people in Africa than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids combined? No. Editors of a Channel 4 programme in the UK tell Africa Check they were wrong and are withdrawing the...
 
 
12 Jun 2014
 
Avoid a cybercrime own goal during the World Cup
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
With the World Cup kicking off in Brazil tomorrow, 12 June, interest in the matches is reaching a fever pitch in Africa and around the globe. Savvy cybercriminals are capitalising on the attention...
 
 
11 Jun 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – June 11, 2014
PODCAST
The World Bank has made a further material downward revision to South Africa’s growth outlook for 2014. It cites tense labour-market conditions as a key reason, along with weak electricity supply...
 
 
08 Jun 2014
 
The AU on Egypt: between a rock and a hard place?
institute for security studies
It is official: the referee and kingmaker in Egypt’s post-Mubarak upheavals, the Egyptian army, now has one of its own as the country’s new president. Former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi enjoyed...
 
 
04 Jun 2014
 
Egyptian election 2014: In the midst of democracy or autocracy?
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
The Egyptian presidential election that took place on 24 June 2012 was noted as one of the many milestones of the Arab Spring.(2) What was remarkable about the event was not only that it was...
 
 
 
                       
 
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