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28 Apr 2017
 
 
Former Chad dictator sentenced to life imprisonment
RIGHTS ABUSES
Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre, who seized power in 1982, embarking on an eight-year campaign of brutal atrocities, has been sentenced to life behind bars after judges in Dakar, Senegal, on...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere
THE CONVERSATION
Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish...
 
 
Europe’s Elections: a Yardstick for Populism
SAIIA
Sunday saw French citizens vote in the first stage of their presidential elections, with a second run-off stage for the two lead candidates Emmanuel Macron (of En Marche!) and Marine Le Pen (of the...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Sacu makes formal request to initiate post-Brexit trade talks with UK
TRADE RELATIONS
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reports that the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) has written a letter to the UK government formally requesting the initiation of talks...
 
 
17 Apr 2017
 
dti: Minister Davies and Deputy Minister Maqwanishe conclude France visit
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and his Deputy Gratitude Magwanishe, have arrived back in South Africa from Paris where they attended the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
dti: Minister Davies and Deputy Minister Magwanishe to attend SA-france Economic Commission
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister, Mr Gratitude Magwanishe will leave for Paris, France this evening to attend the Joint Economic Commission between South Africa...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
 
 
‘No firm decisions’ on nuclear, Gigaba insists as he seeks to soothe post-junk anxieties
NUCLEAR
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has reiterated South Africa’s stance that the proposed nuclear programme be implemented only at a “pace and scale” that is affordable and denied that any “firm...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
Can the relationship between Europe and Africa stand the test of time?
THE CONVERSATION
The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) 60 years ago in March 1957, came at a tumultuous time in relations between Europe and Africa. Just weeks...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Le Pen and France’s anti-terrorism strategy in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
French politicians have a long history of displaying their links with Francophone African leaders to boost their ‘presidential’ standing back home; and the current race to the polls has been no...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Renewable energy in district heating and cooling: A sector roadmap for REmap
RECOMMENDATION
District heating and cooling (DHC) combined with renewable energy sources can help meet rising urban energy needs, improve efficiency, reduce emissions and improve local air quality. Although...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
Poultry Industry Cries Fowl!
SHEPSTONE & WYLIE ATTORNEYS
For more than 3 years now, the South African poultry industry has cried foul over the import duties charged on foreign poultry products. These import duties have come under scrutiny due to the...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Ghana is 60: An African success story with tough challenges ahead
THE CONVERSATION
Black Africa’s first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country in sub Saharan Africa to secure independence from...
 
 
Did Uganda receive more refugees daily in 2016 than many European nations did the whole year?
AFRICA CHECK
Widely hailed as having one of the world’s most welcoming refugee policies, Uganda is nevertheless buckling to provide for an influx of South Sudanese refugees. The secretary-general of the...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel. This brief highlights...
 
 
 
                       
 
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