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Did Kenya Blunder the Rendition of the Kampala “711” Bombing Suspects?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th August 2010 Early this year, the Kenyan government was in a fix over the extradition of Abdullah al-Faisal, a controversial Jamaican-born Muslim cleric, back... 

Kenya: Beyond the Constitutional Referendum

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th August 2010 On 4 August 2010, Kenya held a historic constitutional referendum in an attempt to endow the country with a democratic constitution. Kenyans went... 

SA’s youth unemployment needs serious attention 

By: Terence Creamer     6th August 2010 Over the past month or so, South Africa has featured in a number of influential reports released by such significant organisations as the World... 

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Milestones and Millstones for South African Women in the Security Sector 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th August 2010 This month South Africa celebrates Women's Month. In October this year the UN will also be celebrating ten years of the implementation of UN... 

The trade in counterfeit goods: What is it, why is it a problem and what is its impact on Africa? 

By: In On Africa IOA     4th August 2010 A highly visible influx of counterfeit goods, of various types, is occurring across the African continent.(2) Most of these goods, including... 

Colonial Sodomy: Homophobic threat within common law 

By: In On Africa IOA     4th August 2010 The majority of countries around the world that still criminalise homosexuality are former British colonies or territories. Sodomy laws are a... 

Is Climate Change Creating More Environmental Refugees than War in Africa? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd August 2010 The term ‘environmental refugees' is defined by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as "those people who have been forced to leave... 

Governance and the War of Words at the End of the Resource Rainbow

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      2nd August 2010 In order to come up with imaginative solutions to the myriad systemic, institutional, economic, social and political challenges that plague the... 

Somalia: To Intervene or Not 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th July 2010 On 23 July 2010, just before the African Union Summit in Kampala, the AU Commission Chairperson Jean Ping said that he had asked countries such as... 

Currency volatility and overvaluation in the spotlight

By: Terence Creamer     30th July 2010 Greater policy effort to avoid currency overvaluation in South Africa “is warranted”, a newly released Organisation for Economic Cooperation and... 

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