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Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

The time to act is now”… or later: The rapid talking down of expectations for Copenhagen signals a lack of commitment on the part of industrialised countries 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th December 2009 In place of divide and rule tactics, a fundamental change of direction is needed to expand their targets and dump the market-based approach. 

Xenophobia, Civil Society and Piracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2009 Piracy off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean is now universally accepted as being linked to the "lawlessness, insecurity,... 

Testing the Right to Access to Information – Financial Disclosure of South African Politicians’ Assets and Interests

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd December 2009 The issue of conflicts of interest in public life is the subject of daily news reports in South Africa. While it is not illegal for politicians and... 

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No End in Sight for DRC Crisis 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th November 2009 The effectiveness of the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has again come under the... 

Implication of China-Africa Trade 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th November 2009 Africa may see greater cooperation with China as an opportunity for growth and prosperity. Indications are the China-Africa trade regime seems to... 

Thou Shall Not (Just Shoot to) Kill

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th November 2009 In the last few weeks in South Africa, exponents and antagonists of a proposed ‘shoot to kill' policy have been provided with ample ammunition. On... 

New “Tough on Crime” Policy will Need a Better-Trained Police Force

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th November 2009 Pronouncements by the new South African Police Service (SAPS) management and even the Presidency on its approach to harden the stance in the fight... 

AU Darfur Panel Report: Will Justice for some and political reform for others suffice for Sudan?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th November 2009 Under the auspices of an African solution to the intractable Darfur conflict, with the African Union (AU) preparing to take on a more robust role... 

To Forgive Mercenaries in the Spirit of Madiba

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th November 2009 The recent presidential pardon for convicted South African mercenaries in Equatorial Guinea is unprecedented. While others view this as an insult... 

Madagascar: A Triumvirate to head the Transition Government

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th November 2009 On 7 November, Malagasy political protagonists reached an agreement on some of the remaining contentious issues in the country's political crisis.... 

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