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Terrorism After the Storm

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th April 2011 The movement for democratic change sweeping across most of North Africa, which has already toppled two of Africa’s despots and longest-serving... 

Fracking in the Karoo – who do we believe? 

By: Saliem Fakir     15th April 2011 While Shell is attracting the most negative publicity owing to its application to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa for exploration rights in... 

Confidence key to liberating record cash hoarding by firms

By: Terence Creamer     15th April 2011 News that South Africa’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to a 13-month high in March is hopefully an early signal that real confidence is... 

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Guns for hire: Examining the use of mercenaries in Libya

By: In On Africa IOA     14th April 2011 On 15 February 2011, protests began in Libya. The Libyan uprising mirrored similar popular movements in Egypt and Tunisia where anger and... 

Swaziland Cracks Down on Pro-democracy Demonstrations

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th April 2011 The April 12 anti-monarchy protests in Swaziland, planned to coincide with the date in 1973 when King Sobhuza II unilaterally declared a state of... 

Articles of Faith: Assessing Zimababwe's 'GAP' as a Mechanism for Change - A Legal Perspective 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      13th April 2011 Zimbabwe's current Inclusive Government, more commonly referred to as a Government of National Unity (GNU), was established pursuant to an... 

Youth matters at the AU 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th April 2011 The focus fell on youth development issues in Africa at the recent African Youth Forum, held on 4–6 April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the African... 

The ‘new’ PEPFAR: From emergency fund to a health systems approach

By: In On Africa IOA     13th April 2011 The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), set up by the Bush administration in 2003, has been touted as the most ambitious public... 

Post-Election Reflection: Benin’s 2011 Presidential Election

By: In On Africa IOA     12th April 2011 On 13 March 2011, the Beninese citizens took to the polls to elect a President. The incumbent President, Yayi Boni, was re-elected to serve a... 

Lessons from Japan for Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th April 2011 The recent environmental disasters in Japan are a bleak reminder that natural disasters are a constant threat to human security. Reducing their... 

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