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From Cancun to Durban – what’s in store for the next 12 months?

By: Saliem Fakir     14th January 2011 When you land in Cancun, what strike you most starkly are concrete blocks upon concrete blocks that have taken occupation where lush mangroves once... 

2011 – another year of global economic uncertainty

By: Seeraj Mohamed     14th January 2011 The year 2010 sped past at a high speed. We still have not recovered from the global financial and economic crises and the sovereign debt crises... 

The Need for Prioritising the Protection of Civilians from Mass Atrocities in Côte d’Ivoire

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th January 2011 Following the second round of the presidential run-off election on 28 November 2010, Côte d’Ivoire has been gripped by a post-election crisis with... 

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The impact of China’s presence in the Horn of Africa: Human rights, oil and weapons

By: In On Africa IOA     11th January 2011 In recent years, China has strengthened its economic ties with Africa through colossal investment in natural resources extraction, oil,... 

South Africa’s Underspending on Defence - A Final Reality Check 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th January 2011 After much public controversy, the report of the Interim National Defence Force Service Commission was presented to the South African Cabinet at... 

Millennium Development Goals: The ‘absolute’ and ‘relative’ progress of African nations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2011 Ten years after the Millennium Declaration took effect, the international community reviewed its progress, setbacks and lessons learned. The... 

African Election Review

6th January 2011 The pre-election section of this month’s CAI Election Review examines the forthcoming second round of the election for the President of the Union... 

A special kind of war zone: Violent crime in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th January 2011 The levels of violent crime in South Africa are so high that one would be forgiven for calling the country a special kind of war zone. Indeed, the... 

Democratic development in Africa: A tale of one step forward, two steps backward

4th January 2011 Emerging from the throes of colonialism in the 1960s, many analysts theorised that the nascent African states, as opposed to their Asian... 

SOUTH AFRICA IN 2010: Framed by the FIFA World Cup and a Brutal Murder

By: Denis Worrall     3rd January 2011 Without attempting a comprehensive overview of 2010, I would like to focus on some important events and trends which no doubt will influence the... 

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