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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... 

External constraints and technology adoption: Are resource-poor farmers in Africa inherently risk averse?

By: In On Africa IOA     11th February 2011 Resource-poor farmers in Africa are often deemed as being inherently risk averse as evidenced by the sub-optimal investment in risky yet profitable... 

Climate talks in Cancún, Mexico: A step forward?

By: In On Africa IOA     10th February 2011 The auspicious 2010 United Nations climate-change conference took place in Cancún, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December.(2) This conference was... 

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Another one bites the dust – In the name of culture of course 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th February 2011 When I was a young child I used to pick my nose, and dare I say, eat what I found inside. Today I do not pick my nose. I now know better, I know... 

Do we really need jobs & skills – Ostrichism and Home Affairs

By: Chris Watters     9th February 2011 The response of the Department of Home Affairs to the public input to the Immigration Amendment Bill, 2010, may lead some to believe that there are... 

The Immigration Amendment Bill 2010

By: Chris Watters     8th February 2011 The Department recently presented its latest Amendment to the Immigration Act against the background of the Zimbabwean amnesty which media reports... 

Pointing fingers for peace: Can the ICC deter future conflict in Kenya?

By: In On Africa IOA     7th February 2011 Between December 2007 and February 2008, in the aftermath of a disputed presidential election, tensions in Kenya erupted into a civil conflict that... 

Will Tunisia's President keep to his word of not seeking another term in 2014?

By: In On Africa IOA     4th February 2011 Tunisia is the latest state to follow the African trend of citizens attempting to resolve problems by resorting to violence because of an... 

Pirates off Somalia: Southern Africa’s turn “to walk the plank?”

By: In On Africa IOA     3rd February 2011 From January to December 2010, the total incidents of piracy recorded per regions of the world were 40 in America, 44 in the Far East, 28 in the... 

SA's mining industry: Getting it back on track

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th January 2011 The Mining Indaba, which is the biggest mining conference in Africa, takes place in Cape Town as it has for the past 17 years from 7 – 10 February.... 

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