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Carbon trading: The real threat facing Africa?

By: In On Africa IOA     14th September 2010 Amidst current initiatives to mitigate global warming such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD projects),... 

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment: A Report on Africa’s Future Environmental Affairs Strategies

By: In On Africa IOA     10th September 2010 Africa faces increasingly complex challenges that demand urgent action from its best technological minds and international partners. The... 

One rule for the West and another for the rest? Oil spills in the Niger Delta versus the Gulf of Mexico 

By: In On Africa IOA     8th September 2010 The April 2010 British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused global outrage, eliciting quick political, financial, legal and... 

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Graffiti devalues communities  

By: Amy Witherden     7th September 2010 On Sunday, July 18, while the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club was conducting a cleanup of Emmarentia dam, a graffiti "artist" was interrupted in the act of... 

Conflict chocolate: Your role in Cote d'Ivoire’s war 

By: In On Africa IOA     6th September 2010 Cote d'Ivoire gained its independence in 1960 and thereafter enjoyed three decades of stability under President Felix Houphouët-Boigny. The... 

African Union investigation of Al-Bashir: A delay of justice or a display of sovereignty?

By: In On Africa IOA     3rd September 2010 The continent of Africa exists amidst a plethora of political, socio-economic and environmental quandaries and is resultantly often the subject of... 

Forget the Olympics: Let's focus on internal politics  

By: Denis Worrall     3rd September 2010 In the last Insight I speculated positively on South Africa's chances of pitching for and being awarded the 2020 Olympic Games. I was writing in... 

Inequality and industry 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     3rd September 2010 South Africa ranks among the top most unequal societies in the world. We know that our colonial and apartheid past of racial oppression and... 

Looking East in earnest: The evolution of Zimbabwe and China’s relationship

By: In On Africa IOA     31st August 2010 Zimbabwe and China held the eighth session of the Zimbabwe-China Joint Permanent Commission in July 2010. The session ended with both countries... 

The looming threat of xenophobia in South Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     27th August 2010 In 2008, xenophobic attacks broke out across over South Africa, starting in the town of Alexandria on May 12.(2) Although the country has struggled... 

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