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Mandatory Registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards in Africa – Ingenious Idea or Misplaced? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th September 2010 New compulsory decrees for tighter regulation of the mobile phone industry abound in Africa. Cellular phone service providers are required by law... 

Development and Climate Change...Convergent or Divergent? A Look at South Africa’s Coal Dependency and its Green Targets  

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      9th September 2010 Climate change mitigation is a difficult process for developing nations because immediate developmental concerns, such as poverty eradication and... 

Right2Know Demands: Let the Truth be Told 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th September 2010 In the historic setting of Cape Town's St Georges Cathedral, over 300 South African and international civil society organisations launched the... 

More Opinions

One rule for the West and another for the rest? Oil spills in the Niger Delta versus the Gulf of Mexico 

By: In On Africa IOA     8th September 2010 The April 2010 British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused global outrage, eliciting quick political, financial, legal and... 

Graffiti devalues communities  

By: Amy Witherden     7th September 2010 On Sunday, July 18, while the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club was conducting a cleanup of Emmarentia dam, a graffiti "artist" was interrupted in the act of... 

Public Private Partnerships for Prisons: Another Crossroad?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th September 2010 The decision to substantially outsource any core activity of the state to the private sector, particularly criminal justice system functions, is... 

Conflict chocolate: Your role in Cote d'Ivoire’s war 

By: In On Africa IOA     6th September 2010 Cote d'Ivoire gained its independence in 1960 and thereafter enjoyed three decades of stability under President Felix Houphouët-Boigny. The... 

Markets for Wildlife Products in Asia Continue to Threaten Wildlife Resources in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th September 2010 The International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) General Secretariat will be hosting the 7th International Conference on Environmental Crime as... 

Fears of post-electoral violence in Guinea

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd September 2010 Guineans are voting in the second round of presidential elections on 19 September, more than two months after the first round held on 27th June.... 

African Union investigation of Al-Bashir: A delay of justice or a display of sovereignty?

By: In On Africa IOA     3rd September 2010 The continent of Africa exists amidst a plethora of political, socio-economic and environmental quandaries and is resultantly often the subject of... 

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