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20 February 2017
                       
 
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17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African...
 
 
Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Four famines mean 20-million may starve in the next six months
FAMINE
More than 20-million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, United Nations World Food Programme chief...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, Cape Town (09/02/2017)
Topics
An illustrious son of our country, President Oliver Reginald Tambo, would have turned 100 years old this year, had he lived.
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Africa cannot afford ‘Business as usual’ under new AUC chair
SAIIA
So much has been said about Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s term as Chairperson of the African Union Commission already, that regardless where one sits in estimation of her, good or bad, she certainly...
 
 
07 Feb 2017
 
Appeals court to hear arguments on Trump's travel ban
APPEAL
The US Justice Department will face off with opponents in a federal appeals court on Tuesday over the fate of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Calls for Zuma to stand against Trump's refugee policy – Oxfam
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma must condemn US President Donald Trump's executive order which temporarily bans refugees from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the US, Oxfam South Africa said on...
 
 
Mohammed goes to the mountain
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Sounding a bit like Evita singing Don’t Cry for me Argentina (‘…the truth is I never left you’), Morocco’s King Mohammed VI made an emotional return to the bosom of Africa this week. ‘It is so good...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
SA: President Jacob Zuma returns from African Union Summit in Ethiopia
STATEMENT
President Jacob Zuma has returned to Pretoria, after concluding his Working Visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia where he attended the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
US protests grow against Trump's immigrant ban order
IMMIGRATION
Protests against right-wing US President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries have been held in cities across the US, including in New York City and...
 
 
26 Jan 2017
 
It’s time South Africa tuned into Africa’s views about its role on the continent
SAIIA
South Africa has variously styled itself as a ‘bridge’ between the North, the global South and Africa as well as a ‘gateway’ into the continent. It also sees itself as a spokesperson for Africa,...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
Trump to order limits on refugees and immigration
POLITICS
US President Donald Trump will sign executive orders restricting visas and immigration, as well as the entry of refugees,  making good on his signature campaign pledges, according to several media...
 
 
It's time South Africa tuned into Africa's views about its role on the continent
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa has variously styled itself as a “bridge” between the North, the global South and Africa as well as a “gateway” into the continent. It also sees itself as a spokesperson for Africa,...
 
 
28th AU Summit: The continuing threat of terrorism in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Over the course of the past year, the African Union (AU) experienced a mixed bag of advances and setbacks in its efforts to curtail Islamic-inspired terrorism. As the 28th AU Summit kicks off in...
 
 
A new champion for conflict prevention: but mindshifts won’t come easy
SAIIA
Just ten days into his tenure as United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres chose his first formal address to the UN to be about the importance of conflict prevention and sustaining peace....
 
 
 
                       
 
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