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Term limits – who needs them?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th August 2009 President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has joined the club of leaders who have overturned constitutions to overstay their welcome in recent years.... 

Will Elections in Sudan Mirror Peace or Provide New Grounds for Conflict?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th August 2009 After two decades of civil war between the Sudanese People's Army/Movement (SPLA/M) of the south and the government of Sudan, the parties signed a... 

Reflecting on SADC Day

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th August 2009 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has a vision of a common future. This will be one of prosperity for all, peace, justice, and... 

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Managing Labour Activism: Should South Africa be Concerned?

By: Adam Habib     19th August 2009 Should Business be worried by the political activism and prominence of Zwelinzima Vavi? Should citizens be concerned about unionized workers... 

New Public Protector Needs to meet the Office’s demands for Independence

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      19th August 2009 The 7-year office term of Lawrence Mushwana, the country's Public Protector, comes to an end in October this year. Over the next few weeks an... 

Why is Justice Still Elusive for the Majority of Africans?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th August 2009 Key issues that are clear from the review of crime and criminal justice systems conducted by the Africa Human Security Initiative (AHSI) network... 

South Africa: Conceptualizing a Politics of Human-Oriented Development

By: Adam Habib     13th August 2009 This paper reflects on what needs to be done for a human-oriented development agenda in South Africa? It investigates the broader structural... 

Africa is now officially a zone free of nuclear weapons

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th August 2009 Thirteen years after it officially opened for signature, the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba) has finally come into... 

Public servants still profit from State tenders

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      12th August 2009 At what point could corruption become endemic in South Africa? When might it become so systematised that it becomes almost irreversibly ‘the way... 

Transitional Justice in Kenya: Government to Deploy Truth Commission and Ordinary Criminal Courts

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th August 2009 Since the tragic events that followed the disputed presidential elections on 27 December 2007 in Kenya, debate has been raging on what should be... 

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