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The North African Revolutionary Train

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th February 2011 Friday is the most symbolic day in the Islamic calendar. Two Fridays of 2011 – perhaps more to come – shall be remembered as historic days in the... 

MONUSCO’s Unfinished Business in Eastern DRC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th February 2011 In a recent briefing, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative (SGSR) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ambassador Roger... 

Somali Pirates: Villains or Victims? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th February 2011 Piracy off the East coast of Africa has, increasingly, posed enormous challenges to international shipping and maritime services. It has damaged... 

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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... 

It’s time that government gave engineers a proper hearing 

By: Terence Creamer     11th February 2011 Many aspects of the New Growth Path (NGP) framework may well be revised over the coming months as the social partners pick it over. But there is... 

Climate change Green Paper under the spotlight

By: Saliem Fakir     11th February 2011 The 38-page National Climate Change Green Paper was released just before most of South Africa’s negotiating team went to Cancun.  

An African advantage: ICC’s New Head of Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th February 2011 On 1 February 2011, Phakiso Mochochoko – a Lesotho national – took up the position of head of the International Criminal Court’s Jurisdiction,... 

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... 

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... 

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