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16 Jan 2017
 
 
 
 
Shifting Power: Learning from women's experiences and approaches to reducing inequality
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Inequality is widespread and deepening, with the impact falling heavily on poor women who face a range of di erent intersecting challenges. Solutions are hotly debated by powerful decision makers...
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How The Gambia is testing West Africa's resolve to protect democracy
THE CONVERSATION
The Gambia is an opportunity to reinforce election quality norms for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The 15-member regional group was initially set up as a trading bloc. But...
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11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - January 11, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Nersa gets new boss Gambia's top court adjourns Jammeh's poll challenge And, surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful
 
 
Gambia's top court adjourns Jammeh's poll challenge
LEGAL
African judges due to help Gambia's supreme court hear a challenge by President Yahya Jammeh's electoral defeat last December failed to show up on Tuesday, forcing the chief justice to adjourn the...
 
 
15 Dec 2016
 
UN: The Gambia President Jammeh must step aside
POLITICS
The United Nation's (UN's) west Africa envoy says Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh must step down when his mandate ends in January and would be "strongly sanctioned" if he sought to remain in power....
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
African leaders head to Gambia for mediation talks
POLITICS
West African leaders are set to head to Gambia on Tuesday to try to persuade incumbent President Yahya Jammeh to agree "to leave office" after his defeat at the ballot box, a Senegalese foreign...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Castro’s death casts light on Africa’s relationship with its diaspora
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The death of long-time Cuban ruler Fidel Castro last month led to tributes for the larger-than-life revolutionary leader from across Africa. From the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa to...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
Africa pushes for a 2017 ban on nuclear weapons
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 27 October, the First Committee of the United Nations (UN) passed L.41: ‘Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations’. The resolution calls for negotiations to take place next...
 
 
29 Nov 2016
 
How ECOWAS has got peacebuilding right
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been at the forefront of West African peace and security efforts. This has been challenging given that security threats in the region have...
 
 
08 Nov 2016
 
Beyond the ICC crisis: is there an alternative path for Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
Much has been said about South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the risks of a “domino effect” or “mass exodus”. At least two other African countries – Burundi...
 
 
14 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Africa sliding?
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICA OUTLOOK
Over the past number of years, the Africa Rising narrative has asserted itself. It has been a story of improving economic growth, rising investment and greater democracy. Between 2003 and 2008,...
 
 
11 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Departement EADI Annual Report 2015
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A record of more than 4,500 participants attended the meetings which were graced by the presence and participation of five presidents – Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of...
 
 
04 Oct 2016
 
GCIS: Minister Edna Molewa hails elephant listing decision as ''a victory for scientific evidence-based decision making''
STATEMENT
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has welcomed the decision of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention for International Trade in endangered species of Wild Fauna...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
‘Slipping’ South Africa contributes to Africa’s big 2016 growth downgrade to 1.6%
ECONOMY
The World Bank has lowered its 2016 growth forecast for Africa to only 1.6%, a dramatic downward revision from the 3% figure projected in April. The new forecast represents the lowest level of...
 
 
28 Sep 2016
 
South Africa improves slightly in global competitiveness rankings
ECONOMY
South Africa has slightly improved its competitiveness score and ranking in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) latest Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), registering marginal improvements in almost...
 
 
 
                       
 
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