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28 April 2017
                       
 
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24 Apr 2017
 
 
Peacebuilding in Africa: why the media matters
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The appointment of United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres in January has many wondering how he will take forward the recommendations of three major UN reviews on peacebuilding,...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Livelihood strategies of Central African refugees in Cameroon
RECOMMENDATION
Over the past ten years, Cameroon has admitted tens of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). Most have settled outside camps, with 70% living in rural,...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
 
 
The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that. On 24...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
Gauteng hosts Premier’s Social Cohesion Games final
What's On
The Gauteng Provincial Government will on Sunday, 05 March host finals of the Premier’s Social Cohesion games in Soweto. The games are part of Gauteng government’s continued efforts to enhance...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Fighting rising piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘The Gulf of Guinea, which has been Africa’s main maritime piracy hotspot since 2011, could become the world's most piracy-affected area.’ This was a key observation made by American and African...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
Is it so bad in Nigeria’s north-east that almost all children under 5 have died?
AFRICA CHECK
The terror group Boko Haram has put Nigeria on the world map for the wrong reasons. The group’s atrocities range from the abduction of 200 school girls in Chibok in 2014 to suicide bombings and the...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
There’s more to Cameroon’s protest than meets the eye
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
For three activists from western Cameroon who joined a call for the recognition of their linguistic preferences, last week didn’t bring any good news. The lawyer, teacher and journalist have been...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
 
 
South Africa to be ‘resolute’ in using tariffs to protect domestic industry
TRADE POLICY
South Africa will be “resolute” in using tariffs to defend domestic industry and support industrial development, particularly in light of moves towards greater protectionism in other countries,...
 
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Minister of Trade and Industry, during the SONA debate, Parliament, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
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Mr President, in the SONA you referred to continued uncertainty in the global economy.
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Boko Haram in 2016: a highly adaptable foe
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last year marked the seventh year since Boko Haram re-merged following a heavy-handed crackdown on the group in July 2009. Since then, the outfit has employed violence in Nigeria and the...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Africa tax in brief
ENS AFRICA
ANGOLA: Budget Bill, 2017 approved and adopted by National Assembly On 17 November 2016, the National Assembly approved the Budget Bill, 2017. The final version of Budget Law, 2017 was adopted by...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Compensate camp bomb victims, HRW tells Nigeria
REFUGEES
Nigerian authorities should provide compensation to victims of the recent bombing of a refugee camp in Rann, Borno State, a rights group has said. In a statement, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Can the joint task force against Boko Haram stay the course?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Boko Haram’s latest incursions in Cameroon and Nigeria, specifically in the towns of Mora, Madagali and Maiduguri, claimed many victims – both military and civilian. The resurgence of attacks...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Nigeria has a great variety of butterflies – but not the world’s most species
AFRICA CHECK
Tourism enthusiasts like to boast about the ecological vibrancy of Nigeria. Its diverse habitats, rainforests, savannahs and flourishing flora and fauna are often brought up in conversation. One...
 
 
 
                       
 
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