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Africa can solve its own problems with proper planning and full implementation of the African Standby Force
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
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...
 
 
21 Jan 2014
 
African growth prospects remain ‘robust’, 4.7% growth expected in 2014 – UN
ECONOMY
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
PODCAST
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.
PODCAST
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
POLITICS
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.
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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
IMF DIRECT
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
PODCAST
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...
 
 
13 Dec 2013
 
Broadband a potential ‘game changer’ in post-2015 development agenda
ICT
As the world edges closer to the deadlines outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it has become apparent that much more needs to be done to sustain and accelerate the gains made since...
 
 
Blame it on BEE
Routledge Modise
During the first half of 2013, all eyes have been on foreign direct investment into Africa. The World Economic Forum – Africa ("WEF-A") conference in Cape Town and the release of the E&Y annual...
 
 
12 Dec 2013
 
UNAMID: Statement by African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, on DDPD Implementation Follow-up Commission to meet in El Fasher to discuss progress and challenges (12/12/2013)
STATEMENT
All media are invited to the opening ceremony of the seventh meeting of the Implementation Follow?up Commission (IFC), established by the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), that will take...
 
 
SA: Marius Llewellyn Fransman: Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela memorial service, St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town (12/12/2013)
SPEECH
We are humbled as a nation by the presence of so many heads of state, diplomats and delegations from every continent in the world. We join the millions around the globe who shed tears, who lovingly...
 
 
11 Dec 2013
 
Lessons from Nigeria: How not to handle radical groups
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African governments are hungry for models. In that sense learning from the Nigerian experience can help other states to nip nascent terror threats in the bud, says Oxford Analytica senior analyst...
 
 
Daily podcast – December 11, 2013
PODCAST
The African National Congress has condemned the behaviour of people who booed during the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said some...
 
 
10 Dec 2013
 
SA: Statement by CIVUCUS, World Alliance for Citizen Participation, civil society groups condemn attacks on freedoms in Egypt (10/12/2013)
STATEMENT
The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, and SOLIDAR, join in strongly condemning attacks on fundamental freedoms in Egypt. Rising restrictions on...
 
 
 
                       
 
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