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Culture as a cause of conflict in Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     8th November 2010 Conflict, as we know it today, has changed immensely since the early days of clashes between kings and kingdoms. In the contemporary world, three... 

Time to Review Extradition Procedures in East Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th November 2010 The 11th July 2010 Kampala bombings and the subsequent investigations have again highlighted the complexities of fighting crime while at the same... 

First comes Obasanjo and then comes Babangida: When ex-military becomes civilian ruler in Nigeria

By: In On Africa IOA     5th November 2010 Audiences watched eagerly in 1999, as Africa's most populous nation held democratic elections to end authoritarian rule. Three decades of... 

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Gordhan keeps inflow-tax power dry 

By: Terence Creamer     5th November 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan used the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), released last Wednesday, to outline some of the fiscal and... 

Forget 7% yearly growth; just support the right kind of growth 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     5th November 2010 There is an idea from government that the South African economy should grow at 7% a year. There seems to be a belief that growing that fast will... 

Dignity and safety for Makhaza residents

3rd November 2010 Some time last year, I started following the story in the media of the unenclosed toilets (toilets without roofs or walls) in Makhaza, a section of... 

The suspension of the Southern African Development Community Tribunal: A threat to human rights

By: In On Africa IOA     3rd November 2010 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic community (REC) mandated to promote free trade, development and regional... 

Can There be Peace Without Justice in Darfur?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd November 2010 On October 29, 2009, the African Union High Level Implementation Panel, chaired by former South African President Thabo Mbeki, was tasked to... 

Defence vs Finance, the Long-term Implications for South African Security 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd November 2010 On 27 October 2010 the South African Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, presented his Medium Term Budget Policy (MTBP) to the South African... 

Failure of Zambia’s nationalisation programme: exploring the factors that precipitated the collapse 

By: In On Africa IOA     1st November 2010 Zambia's nationalised all of the key sectors of its economy in the 1970s, including the mining sector. However, a series of unfortunate events and... 

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