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How Soon will East Africans Benefit from the Removal of Trade Barriers?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd May 2010 By July this year, the Customs Union and the Common Market Protocols which promise free movement of people, goods, services and capital in the five... 

The Dilemma of El-Baradei in the Egyptian Polity

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th April 2010 Egyptians are expected to vote in presidential elections in 2011. They may elect a new president or re-elect President Hosni Mubarak, in power... 

Chancellor House must be dismantled before SA can slay party-funding dragon 

By: Terence Creamer     30th April 2010 Perhaps by the time you read this, the African National Congress (ANC) would have moved decisively to deal with entirely improper structure that is... 

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How Racially Polarised are South Africans After 16 Years of Democracy? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th April 2010 Two days ago, April 27, South Africa celebrated Freedom Day as a reminder of our first ever non-racial democratic election held in 1994. It is... 

An ANC dilemma and other things

By: Denis Worrall     28th April 2010 In the last Insight, after describing the tensions within the ANC and particularly as a result of Julius Malema's conduct and the policy positions... 

Yemen: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th April 2010 Yemen recently received a spot in the limelight thanks to the ‘underwear bomber,' a Nigerian national who attempted to blow up a plane bound for... 

MONUC to leave the DRC, mission unaccomplished?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th April 2010 With celebrations of the 50th anniversary of independence coming up in June this year, as well as important elections next year, the Democratic... 

Of Mockingbirds and Resuscitating Democracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd April 2010 The Mockingbird is an excellent metaphor that captures the politics of the dominant political actor in Zimbabwe. Popular belief has it that if you... 

Drug Trafficking and the Political Transition in Guinea

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd April 2010 After the death of the ailing president Lansana Conté in Guinea in December 2008, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara ascended to power in this country... 

The state of economics 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     23rd April 2010 We have just lived through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and all the economic commentary we hear about the state of the... 

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