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Mirroring the Structure of Oppression: Notes on Xenophobia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th July 2010 Two weeks after the end of the 2010 fifa World Cup, the much-anticipated outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa has passed with only a few... 

Retraining the Watchdog: A New era for Police Oversight in South Africa? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th July 2010 On Monday 13 July 2010, the South African parliament released the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Bill for public comment. This Bill... 

The Burundi Electoral Process: A Time to Act

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd July 2010 Only half way through the election calendar and so much seems to have gone wrong with the much talked about elections in Burundi. The process... 

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Historic Guinean Poll to be Decided in a Second Round

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd July 2010 On 27 June 2010, Guineans at home and abroad went to the poll to elect one of 24 aspirants as the new President of the Republic. Coming after a... 

Global economic uncertainty grows

By: Seeraj Mohamed     23rd July 2010 There is huge uncertainty in global financial markets at present. Bloomberg reported on July 8 that hedge fund managers, who are the best... 

HIV & AIDS related stigma and discrimination: Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd July 2010 HIV & AIDS related stigma still exists in many communities in the world. Stigma perpetuates discrimination and this is a key contributor to the... 

Policing Pre-referendum Hate Speech in Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd July 2010 As Kenyans anticipate the August 2010 referendum that will see either the approval or rejection of the proposed new constitution, media reports... 

Africa’s 2010 economic outlook: Promoting development after the economic recession

By: In On Africa IOA     22nd July 2010 On 24 May, the 2010 edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) was launched in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The AEO conducted a country-by-country... 

South African Arms Exports: A Balancing Act

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st July 2010 Democratic states that possess a domestic arms industry with an export capacity face a fundamental moral dilemma. That is, the arms and the... 

Parliament to decide how much secrecy our democracy can permit  

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      20th July 2010 South Africans' Parliamentary representatives face a critical decision this week - how much secrecy should be allowed in our democracy? 

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