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The Myth of Democratic Consolidation in Namibia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st October 2009 The elections in Namibia during November will mark the 4th round of national democratic elections since independence in 1990. The preceding 3 have... 

Politics and money: a circular relationship

16th October 2009 In South Africa, October is a red month. It is a month during which the South African Communist Party (SACP) engages in different campaigns as part... 

Depressed securitisation markets affect financial recovery

By: Seeraj Mohamed     16th October 2009 A year ago, the British government was faced with the prospect of runs on some of the country’s largest banks and riots in the streets if these... 

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Africa Continues to Actively Promote the Convention on Cluster Munitions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th October 2009 Africa accounts for nearly a third of the countries affected by cluster munitions. These are Uganda, Angola, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo... 

Recruitment, Integrity and Allegations of Torture Against the Hawks

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th October 2009 Three months ago the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the ‘Hawks') was formally launched. The Hawks replaced the... 

South Africans Fighting for International Criminal Justice

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2009 The prospect of prosecutions for grave international crimes is an important weapon in the arsenal of human rights protections. The past two decades... 

Financial-sector reform is not enough

By: Seeraj Mohamed     8th October 2009 On September 14, the anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, US President Barack Obama made a speech on Wall Street promoting his reform of... 

Natural resource revenue governance – the EITI and South Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th October 2009 How can we improve the lives of the more than three-billion people living in natural resource endowed countries? The question appears paradoxical... 

Somaliland Elections - Fifth Time Lucky?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th October 2009 Last week the citizens of Somaliland were due to have elected their president for the next five years. However, they did not get to the polls,... 

African Opposition Parties Have Their Share of the Blame

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th October 2009 The end of the Cold War led to or coincided with the establishment or re-introduction of multiparty political systems across Africa. In the early... 

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