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Africa: Asia’s one-stop shop

By: In On Africa IOA     29th November 2010 From oil and gas to cocoa, cotton and copper, Asia’s shopping list covers all the goods and commodities that Africa could possibly supply. Indeed,... 

South African shopping malls: A threat to small business ambitions 

By: In On Africa IOA     26th November 2010 In recent years, the South African press has told countless stories of the mushrooming of shopping centres in the country’s township areas. In... 

Corruption in Africa: A crime against development 

By: In On Africa IOA     25th November 2010 Corruption is a pervasive problem in both the developed and developing world. In recent years, the problem has gained much interest due primarily... 

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Zimbabwe: Back on the front burner

By: Denis Worrall     24th November 2010 Peter Godwin is a journalist who was born in Zimbabwe but who now lives in and works out of New York. He has written two excellent and profoundly... 

What does the future hold? Understanding southern Sudan’s (likely) march to statehood

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd November 2010 Depending on the view one subscribes to, the number of states in Africa can either be 53 or 54. The reason for this state of confusion stems from... 

Parliament must retain institutional knowledge, despite reshuffle 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      19th November 2010 Much has been said about President Zuma's recent cabinet reshuffle and the impact it will have on service delivery and the workings of the cabinet... 

The battle to save Africa’s horn: Rhino poaching depletes conservation efforts in Southern Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     19th November 2010 On 1 July 2010, a butchered rhinoceros cow was found dead with her horn hacked off with a panga in the Borakalalo National Game Reserve in the... 

Capitalism is different from free market libertarianism

By: Seeraj Mohamed     19th November 2010 There is a view that people should be free to do whatever they want with their wealth. In fact, most people – rich and poor – would balk at the... 

HIV & AIDS-related stigma and discrimination: Undermining interventions within communities 

By: In On Africa IOA     16th November 2010 Right from the start, HIV & AIDS was associated with certain risk groups. Most often these were marginalised sub-populations living, or rather... 

Community-based conservation or nature-based participation? Protecting nature and people in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     12th November 2010 One of the main sites of the people-ecology interface is ‘protected areas' in the form of nature parks, game reserves and heritage sites. While... 

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