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Acid Mine Drainage: A prolific threat to South Africa’s environment and mining industry

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd February 2011 South Africa faces a number of critical environmental challenges ranging from land degradation to the obliteration of finite resources, but it is... 

The Abyei conflict: Igniting the next Sudan civil war?

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd February 2011 There has been a feeling of excitement and joy in the south of Sudan since 9 January 2011 when the country voted in a secession referendum, but... 

Early warning and early response systems in Africa: Challenges and opportunities

By: In On Africa IOA     21st February 2011 The phrase “early warning and early response systems” (EWERS) have become the by-word of conflict prevention and conflict transformation processes... 

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Can 53 states ever be equal to 1? A discourse of the prospect of continental integration in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     21st February 2011 Europe’s cartographic experiments in Africa remain one of the most indelible physical scars of colonialism. This exercise, which started in 1884,... 

Mining and nationalisation: Not much clarity... and a John Scott bonus

By: Denis Worrall     18th February 2011 The last Insight was devoted to the South African mining industry in view of the Mining Indaba which was to take place between 7 and 11 February.... 

An oily triangle: Relations between Sudan, South Sudan and China

By: In On Africa IOA     18th February 2011 On 9 January 2011, the Republic of Sudan went to vote in a landmark referendum that would ultimately result in the landslide decision by a largely... 

Envisioning China in the 21st century: Image management abroad and at home

By: In On Africa IOA     18th February 2011 Image management consists of striking a fine balance between portraying oneself favourably and maintaining legitimacy. The People’s Republic of... 

HIV & AIDS: What men can do

By: In On Africa IOA     16th February 2011 This CAI paper discusses the need for HIV-positive women’s male partners to create a climate free of violence and stigmatisation and argues that... 

Developments, trends and challenges in social security in times of crisis: An African perspective

By: In On Africa IOA     15th February 2011 The recent global economic crisis of 2008/09 illustrates the importance of addressing social security across all country groupings from the... 

Pre-Election Reflection: Niger’s 2011 presidential election

By: In On Africa IOA     14th February 2011 A presidential election is scheduled to take place in Niger on 31 January 2011. The election is likely to hold the key to the future of democracy... 

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