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African election trends 2016: A good year for democracy?

African election trends 2016: A good year for democracy?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      15th June 2016 With eight countries already going to the polls and seven more planning to do so before December, 2016 has been a busy year for elections in... 

 Evaluating African countries: hard-won lessons from within the continent

Evaluating African countries: hard-won lessons from within the continent

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      10th June 2016 African countries seem to be forever undergoing assessments and evaluations. Many stem from the governments of international development partners... 

 World Humanitarian Summit: Effective discussions or talk shop?

World Humanitarian Summit: Effective discussions or talk shop?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      9th June 2016 According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Turkey is the state with the most refugees worldwide, hosting three... 

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 The 2016 US presidential elections and the implications for US-South Africa trade

The 2016 US presidential elections and the implications for US-South Africa trade

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      8th June 2016 The 2016 US presidential elections are just around the corner, and the world has been watching closely as this year’s particularly colourful and... 

 Ivory sales by Zimbabwe and Namibia could ‘create demand spike’

Ivory sales by Zimbabwe and Namibia could ‘create demand spike’

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th June 2016 In early May, the governments of Zimbabwe and Namibia took the unusual step of petitioning the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered... 

 Land in Africa: Property Rights Needed

Land in Africa: Property Rights Needed

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      6th June 2016 The ‘Land Question’. From legislation under consideration – such as the new Expropriation Bill – to a reopened land claims process, to violent... 

The Hissène Habré Trial: Triumph over Opposition, Oblivion and Distance for the Victims and Civil Society

The Hissène Habré Trial: Triumph over Opposition, Oblivion and Distance for the Victims and Civil Society

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      31st May 2016 Nearly 26 years after he was forced out of power, former Chadian president Hissène Habré has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, torture... 

 Wage strikes loom in a sector that cannot afford it

Wage strikes loom in a sector that cannot afford it

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      27th May 2016 If Dickens were observing South Africa’s mining sector, in the context of an economy that is growing at less than one percent a year, and a... 

The Demise of African Unity?

The Demise of African Unity?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      25th May 2016 ‘I dream of the realisation of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their effort to solve the problems of this continent.’ - Nelson... 

 International Day for Biological Diversity: Enhancing Biotrade in an Era of Biodiversity Mainstreaming

International Day for Biological Diversity: Enhancing Biotrade in an Era of Biodiversity Mainstreaming

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      19th May 2016 The 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) will be commemorated on the 22nd of May with the theme of ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity:... 

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