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HIV & AIDS related stigma and discrimination: Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd July 2010 HIV & AIDS related stigma still exists in many communities in the world. Stigma perpetuates discrimination and this is a key contributor to the... 

Policing Pre-referendum Hate Speech in Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd July 2010 As Kenyans anticipate the August 2010 referendum that will see either the approval or rejection of the proposed new constitution, media reports... 

Africa’s 2010 economic outlook: Promoting development after the economic recession

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd July 2010 On 24 May, the 2010 edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) was launched in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The AEO conducted a country-by-country... 

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South African Arms Exports: A Balancing Act

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st July 2010 Democratic states that possess a domestic arms industry with an export capacity face a fundamental moral dilemma. That is, the arms and the... 

Parliament to decide how much secrecy our democracy can permit  

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      20th July 2010 South Africans' Parliamentary representatives face a critical decision this week - how much secrecy should be allowed in our democracy? 

Policing Elections in Countries with Emerging Democracies

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th July 2010 In the coming months, at least nine African countries are to conduct national elections or referendums. Even though elections are one of the most... 

Is It Really Xenophobia? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th July 2010 Prior to the start of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, there were consistent threats of impending xenophobic violence after the event had ended.... 

Xenophobia? What xenophobia? 

By: Amy Witherden     16th July 2010 It seems that the authorities have fallen into their old habit of denialism. With rumours and reports of xenophobic tensions, and even attacks,... 

The spirit of unity that blanketed SA during the FIFA World Cup must be harnessed 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th July 2010 Even the most hardened of sceptics and cynics must, albeit grudgingly, accept that South Africa hosted one of the most magnificent soccer World... 

Africa rockets out of recession 

By: Keith Campbell     16th July 2010 Africa is the region that is growing fastest out of the global recession. “Our prediction is that this year the continent will have a growth of... 

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