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Manuel – Follow-up

By: Denis Worrall     30th March 2011 No Insight has generated quite as strong a reaction – I’m pleased to say overwhelmingly positive – as the last one “Manuel’s Choice”. And nothing... 

Burundi after the 2010 elections: A downhill slope for the fragile state (?)

By: In On Africa IOA     29th March 2011 According to most, after the 2005 elections, Burundi seemed to be on the right track towards stability and democracy. The 2010 elections seemed to... 

Ruling puts democracy back on track

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      29th March 2011 We live in a constitutional democracy. The Constitutional Court reminded us of that last week when it handed down what is without doubt the most... 

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Setup to Fail? South Africa’s Independent Complaints Directorate’s 2011/12 Budget is Cause for Conce

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th March 2011 Recently the budget allocation for South Africa’s national police oversight body, the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) for 2011/2012 was... 

African Election Review

By: In On Africa IOA     28th March 2011 The pre-election section of this month’s African Election Review examines four forthcoming African elections. First, the paper explores Benin’s... 

Implementing UNSC Resolution 1973: A Military Perspective

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th March 2011 Following advances by the Libyan military against rebel held positions in the east of the country the United Nations Security Council approved the... 

Tunisia: The first of several domino pieces to fall, what now?

By: In On Africa IOA     25th March 2011 There is a threat of a domino effect in other North African Arab countries following the relative success of the popular uprisings in both Egypt... 

Benin: Contentions Around the Electoral Process

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th March 2011 Like the wave of the Arab Revolutions that swept several countries since the beginning of this year, contested elections and presidential... 

Holier than COP?

By: Terence Creamer     25th March 2011 The South African government is entirely correct to apply its mind to the issue of pricing carbon. While debates continue to rage in the media... 

Proper political analysis of Libyan conflict is needed 

By: Brandon Hamber     25th March 2011 I do not wish to come across as stupid, but I have no idea what is going on in Libya. Granted, my historical knowledge about the country is patchy,... 

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