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2011 – another year of global economic uncertainty

By: Seeraj Mohamed     14th January 2011 The year 2010 sped past at a high speed. We still have not recovered from the global financial and economic crises and the sovereign debt crises... 

The impact of China’s presence in the Horn of Africa: Human rights, oil and weapons

By: In On Africa IOA     11th January 2011 In recent years, China has strengthened its economic ties with Africa through colossal investment in natural resources extraction, oil,... 

Millennium Development Goals: The ‘absolute’ and ‘relative’ progress of African nations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2011 Ten years after the Millennium Declaration took effect, the international community reviewed its progress, setbacks and lessons learned. The... 

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African Election Review

6th January 2011 The pre-election section of this month’s CAI Election Review examines the forthcoming second round of the election for the President of the Union... 

A special kind of war zone: Violent crime in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th January 2011 The levels of violent crime in South Africa are so high that one would be forgiven for calling the country a special kind of war zone. Indeed, the... 

Democratic development in Africa: A tale of one step forward, two steps backward

4th January 2011 Emerging from the throes of colonialism in the 1960s, many analysts theorised that the nascent African states, as opposed to their Asian... 

SOUTH AFRICA IN 2010: Framed by the FIFA World Cup and a Brutal Murder

By: Denis Worrall     3rd January 2011 Without attempting a comprehensive overview of 2010, I would like to focus on some important events and trends which no doubt will influence the... 

The drive towards political stability: Examining military interference in African politics 

3rd January 2011 The process of decolonisation took root in Africa more than 50 years ago, yet political stability remains far beyond the reach of many African... 

Straight talk on the exchange rate debate 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     10th December 2010 We have had much discussion about the exchange rate over the past few years. This discussion has had trade unions and certain manufacturers on one... 

It’s a rip-off – get me out of here

By: Brandon Hamber     10th December 2010 It can be alarming when you realise you are not a nice person. This epiphany about myself came to me while watching (against my will, I should add)... 

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