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Gabon: Presidential Election - Time for Change or More of the Same?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      2nd September 2009 Gabon goes to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, nearly three months after the death of President Omar Bongo Ondimba at the age of 73.... 

Term limits – who needs them?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      26th August 2009 President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has joined the club of leaders who have overturned constitutions to overstay their welcome in recent years.... 

Reflecting on SADC Day

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th August 2009 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has a vision of a common future. This will be one of prosperity for all, peace, justice, and... 

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Africa: Taking the Gap in Modern Economic Theory

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      29th July 2009 The air is clearing after the spectacular financial crisis, markets are once again picking up, but will it be business as usual? Modern economic... 

Who should prosecute the Somali pirates? 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      24th July 2009 Until recently, the common view was that maritime piracy had been relegated to history with its muskets, parrots and the Captain Hook personas, but... 

Are we sleepwalking into a surveillance society? 

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th July 2009 From 1 July 2009 cellphone service providers in South Africa cannot activate a new SIM card without the full name, address and identity number of... 

Russian President Medvedev's visit to Africa, June 2009

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th July 2009 In a short period of less than a month, Russia has sought to assert its role in international forums as a leading player in a multipolar world.... 

Protesting in 140 keystrokes: Twitter and the Iranian unrest

8th July 2009 When Twitter - the world's latest social networking phenomenon - made the cover of Time Magazine's 15 June edition, journalist Steve Johnson mused... 

Malawi at 45: More than Madonna’s Hunting Ground

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th July 2009 Malawi has been in the headlines, following pop-star Madonna's battles to adopt a second child from this tiny, landlocked southern African state.... 

The African Peer Review Mechanism – Progress and Prospects

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      3rd July 2009 On 30 June 2009, as African leaders gather on the sweltering, dusty shores of the Mediterranean in Sirte, the hometown of Libyan President Muammar... 

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