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26 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
Prospects for local integration of internally displaced people in North Kivu, DRC
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Internally displaced people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are struggling to find long-term solutions to improve their resilience to shocks in a region that has been beset by...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
New divisions threaten stability in the DRC
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Two political accords and three prime ministers later, and four months after Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to leave office at the end of his second mandate, credible elections and...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille shows us how to understand mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille's tweets and mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
South Africans are learning that they're not that exceptional after all
THE CONVERSATION
There was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The “rainbow nation” was seen by many – including a lot of its own citizens – to be exceptional, having more in...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Platinum has best price improvement prospects – Major
JOBURG INDABA
Platinum has better price improvement prospects than virtually any other commodity, Cadiz Corporate Solutions mining director Peter Major said on Thursday. Speaking at a breakfast to publicise the...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Randgold hoists dividend 900% in ten years
GOLD
Gold mining company Randgold Resources on Tuesday reaffirmed its intention to increase its final dividend for the year ended December 31, 2016. Since its first dividend in its 2006 financial year,...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?
THE CONVERSATION
The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of international refugee law is the principle of...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Protecting Schools from Military Use – Law, Policy, and Military Doctrine
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This report collects recent and historic examples of laws, court decisions, military orders, policies, and practice by governments, armed forces, non-state armed groups, and courts aimed at...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'
SADC
A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region. Speaking during an interview with...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
 
 
SA government behind xenophobia - protesters
XENOPHOBIA
Police have refused to allow anti-xenophobia protesters to hand over their memorandum to the Presidency, turning the marchers away at the gates of the Union Buildings. Organisers of Thursday's...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
DRC group responds to Global Witness on royalties issue
COPPER AND COBALT
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) group Fleurette has responded to criticism directed at it on the Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) royalties issue. The issue in question centres on the sale by DRC...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
Xenophobia again jeopardises South Africa’s interests in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The latest outburst of xenophobic violence in South Africa’s political capital, Pretoria, and commercial capital, Johannesburg, is once again reverberating across the continent. Nigerians, in...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Glencore in pole position to benefit from growing cobalt demand
COBALT
Heightened ownership of the Mutanda and Katanga mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) puts cobalt in a strong potential earnings position for Glencore, the world’s dominant supplier of...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
Trump keeps Africa guessing
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Like most parts of the world, Africa is still waiting, anxiously, for United States (US) President Donald Trump to articulate his policy for the continent. More than a month after his inauguration,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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