Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

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... 

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... 

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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... 

Becoming a global economic power: Africa’s people hold the key to success

By: In On Africa IOA     25th August 2010 To date, the African economy has largely been overshadowed by Asia in the East and to a lesser extent, Latin America in the West. However, hidden... 

Grassroots engagement and economic empowerment: Combating HIV & AIDS amongst the vulnerable groups in Southern Africa in the new millennium

By: In On Africa IOA     24th August 2010 This CAI discussion paper seeks to highlight intervention strategies that can be socially constructed in southern Africa to militate against the... 

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