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The trade in counterfeit goods: What is it, why is it a problem and what is its impact on Africa? 

By: In On Africa IOA     4th August 2010 A highly visible influx of counterfeit goods, of various types, is occurring across the African continent.(2) Most of these goods, including... 

Colonial Sodomy: Homophobic threat within common law 

By: In On Africa IOA     4th August 2010 The majority of countries around the world that still criminalise homosexuality are former British colonies or territories. Sodomy laws are a... 

Is Climate Change Creating More Environmental Refugees than War in Africa? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd August 2010 The term ‘environmental refugees' is defined by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as "those people who have been forced to leave... 

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Governance and the War of Words at the End of the Resource Rainbow

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      2nd August 2010 In order to come up with imaginative solutions to the myriad systemic, institutional, economic, social and political challenges that plague the... 

Somalia: To Intervene or Not 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th July 2010 On 23 July 2010, just before the African Union Summit in Kampala, the AU Commission Chairperson Jean Ping said that he had asked countries such as... 

Currency volatility and overvaluation in the spotlight

By: Terence Creamer     30th July 2010 Greater policy effort to avoid currency overvaluation in South Africa “is warranted”, a newly released Organisation for Economic Cooperation and... 

Build industries, not malls 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     30th July 2010 South Africa is faced with economic policy decisions over the short term that will have a huge impact on the lives of our grandchildren and... 

Kenya’s Quest for a New Constitution: the Key Constitutional Moments

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th July 2010 Kenyans go to the polls on August 4th 2010 to vote on the fate of the proposed new constitution. This will be the second time in recent history... 

South African citizenship and the 2010 Citizenship Amendment Bill  

By: Chris Watters     28th July 2010 The 2010 SA Citizenship Amendment Bill has been tabled in Parliament and the public have been invited to comment on the proposals put forward by... 

Moving Forward on an Arms Trade Treaty

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th July 2010 Since 2000, efforts to put in place global mechanisms to control the import, export, transfer and transit of weapons have focused on small arms and... 

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