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Place or national identity and affinity for strangers

By: Brandon Hamber     6th May 2011 I realised recently how fickle I am. This happened while watching the 2011 US Masters golf tournament on TV.  

Investing in women and girls in Africa: Is ‘smart economics’ and Brand Aid the appropriate approach?

By: In On Africa IOA     5th May 2011 Product RED and other socially ‘responsible’ commodities are becoming increasingly popular among ethically concerned shoppers. In the western... 

A novel intervention for HIV & AIDS: Books of Hope ‘give voice’ to new HIV & AIDS prevention initiatives

By: In On Africa IOA     4th May 2011 Today, approximately 33.4 million people worldwide are living with HIV & AIDS.(2) Efforts to scale up prevention have become the focus of a... 

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Oil price volatility and economic development in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     3rd May 2011 Since the beginning of February 2011, the northern region of Africa has witnessed a series of political protests aiming to oust current political... 

African Election Review – Pre-election: Chad; Madagascar; Nigeria – Post-election: Benin; Djibouti;

By: In On Africa IOA     29th April 2011 The pre-election section of this month’s African Election Review examines three upcoming presidential elections. The first of these is the... 

The future of Libya at risk as armed mobilisation and civil war leads to the loss of political strategy 

By: In On Africa IOA     28th April 2011 This paper examines the war being fought in Libya between Colonel Gaddafi’s forces and the opposition with their stronghold in Eastern Libya.... 

Regime change in North Africa: The seeds of the Arab Spring are fecund, but will democracy bloom?

By: In On Africa IOA     26th April 2011 In this article I offer a backgrounder on the uprisings, revolutions, and democratic developments ongoing throughout the Arab world. I undertake a... 

Gaddafi’s bedfellows: The price of an extended leadership in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     21st April 2011 As the winds of change blow across North Africa, it is howling a firestorm in the direction of the conundrum that is Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The... 

A tragedy which was waiting to happen 

By: Denis Worrall     20th April 2011 Outside of the small Orange Free State town of Ficksburg few people could have known of the existence of Andries Tatane - one would say an ordinary... 

All aboard! Is South Africa’s proposed high-speed railway a shady deal or a positive development?

By: In On Africa IOA     20th April 2011 It seems the idea of a South African high-speed railway is not likely to disappear soon.(2) Initially, the brainchild of former Minister of... 

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