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 Can the peace-trade equation stabilise the Horn?

Can the peace-trade equation stabilise the Horn?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th July 2019 The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created the largest... 

The threat to democracy (part two) The EFF

The threat to democracy (part two) The EFF

By: Raymond Suttner     16th July 2019 Last week the EFF crossed a threshold, in the violation of constitutional democracy, by approaching Pravin Gordhan at the speaker’s podium and... 

South Africa’s nuclear research facility -- Pelindaba -- needs to be repurposed

South Africa’s nuclear research facility -- Pelindaba -- needs to be repurposed

16th July 2019 Located 33km west of South Africa’s capital city Pretoria, the Pelindaba precinct has been home to South Africa’s official nuclear research... 

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 Ethiopia’s power, security and democracy dilemma

Ethiopia’s power, security and democracy dilemma

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th July 2019 Recent assassinations of senior political and military leaders in Ethiopia sent shock waves across the country, casting another shadow over the... 

The threat to democracy (part one) – the Public Protector

The threat to democracy (part one) – the Public Protector

By: Raymond Suttner     15th July 2019 Much of the media has been dominated over recent weeks by controversy surrounding reports of the Public Protector (PP) on the conduct of President... 

Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

15th July 2019 Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can... 

South African probe into corruption awaits a star witness -- Jacob Zuma

South African probe into corruption awaits a star witness -- Jacob Zuma

12th July 2019 It’s been almost a year since the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture in South Africa began to hear testimony. Also known as... 

 Will Ramaphosa’s new reform timetable save Thabane’s skin?

Will Ramaphosa’s new reform timetable save Thabane’s skin?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th July 2019 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community’s official facilitator of Lesotho’s reforms, visited that... 

Plastic poses a major environmental threat: but is it being over-stated?

Plastic poses a major environmental threat: but is it being over-stated?

12th July 2019 There is no doubt that plastic affects the environment badly. But a trend has developed in the reporting on the impact of plastics that’s not only... 

High impact

High impact

By: Terence Creamer     12th July 2019 Britain’s got Brexit, America has Trump and South Africa’s got corruption. When such powerful single-issue themes permeate just about every... 

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