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Taking the wind out of the baseloaders 

By: Saliem Fakir     12th November 2010 What is disturbing is not the debate about baseload power versus intermittent power. This debate is always useful as we grapple with the the... 

Ugandan Newspapers Guilty of Reinforcing Homophobia 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th November 2010 In his 1998 book about the Rwandan genocide, We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, Philip Gourevitch wrote... 

Criminalisation of wilful transmission of HIV: sitting on the fence? 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      10th November 2010 In August this year the eyes of the world were upon an HIV-positive German pop star found guilty of having unprotected sex with her ex-partner and... 

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Emerging issues: Environmental migration in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     10th November 2010 Environmental degradation is primarily a result of the dynamic interplay between economic, political and social processes or failures. Some causes... 

Culture as a cause of conflict in Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     8th November 2010 Conflict, as we know it today, has changed immensely since the early days of clashes between kings and kingdoms. In the contemporary world, three... 

Time to Review Extradition Procedures in East Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th November 2010 The 11th July 2010 Kampala bombings and the subsequent investigations have again highlighted the complexities of fighting crime while at the same... 

First comes Obasanjo and then comes Babangida: When ex-military becomes civilian ruler in Nigeria

By: In On Africa IOA     5th November 2010 Audiences watched eagerly in 1999, as Africa's most populous nation held democratic elections to end authoritarian rule. Three decades of... 

Gordhan keeps inflow-tax power dry 

By: Terence Creamer     5th November 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan used the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), released last Wednesday, to outline some of the fiscal and... 

Forget 7% yearly growth; just support the right kind of growth 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     5th November 2010 There is an idea from government that the South African economy should grow at 7% a year. There seems to be a belief that growing that fast will... 

Dignity and safety for Makhaza residents

3rd November 2010 Some time last year, I started following the story in the media of the unenclosed toilets (toilets without roofs or walls) in Makhaza, a section of... 

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