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Prioritising adherence: Social capital as a tool for overcoming obstacles to adherence in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     8th July 2011 Before antiretroviral therapy (ART) became available in the developing world, concerns were raised over the viability of these treatment programmes... 

French Arms to Libyan Rebels Exposes Weaknesses of UN Arms Embargoes

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th July 2011 Earlier this week France announced that it had delivered arms and ammunition to Libyan rebels in the Nafusa Mountains in early June. This was... 

Taxing Dilemma

By: Terence Creamer     8th July 2011 National Treasury is planning to finalise its thinking on the possible imposition of a carbon tax later this year. It has requested input from... 

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SA needs an independent system operator 

By: Saliem Fakir     8th July 2011 Previously, I noted some reservations about the idea of an independent system and market operator (ISMO). 

Poaching, mass harvesting of rhino horns and illegal trade

By: In On Africa IOA     7th July 2011 Out of the scores of rhino that once roamed the earth, only five types remain - according to the International Rhino Foundation (IRF).(2) Of the... 

The Srebrenica Massacres: a Watershed for International Justice and Security?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th July 2011 In what is aptly a watershed ruling, a Dutch court has found the Dutch state responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men during the... 

Post-Election Reflection: Cote d’Ivoire’s 2010 Presidential Election

By: In On Africa IOA     6th July 2011 Cote d'IvoireOn 28 November 2010, the second round of the Presidential elections were held in Cote d’Ivoire. The Independent Election Commission... 

Copper and Capital Flight: How Corporate Debt Becomes Public Debt

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th July 2011 Capital flight is a significant obstruction to Africa’s development. Each year, the continent loses US$148 billion – four times the amount of... 

Nationalisation and the Freedom Charter

5th July 2011 Creamer Media’s Polity speaks to author, political activist and professor Raymond Suttner about nationalisation, the Freedom Charter and how this... 

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