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27 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,...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
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...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
Whether Jacob Zuma stays or goes, the empowerment challenge will remain
INSTITUTE OF RACE REALTIONS
Whether President Jacob Zuma stays or goes in response to the public outcry over his firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan is important for many issues, including the terms of any nuclear deal...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - March 20, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: DA hopeful over public protector’s Sassa investigation Rwanda's opposition picks candidate to oppose Kagame in August poll And, Ntlemeza says he remained unshaken
 
 
My Brother’s keeper
SAIIA
A prominent thread in the conversation about Africa’s development since the end of the Cold War has been the need for good governance. The continent’s resource and economic constraints have posed...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
South Africa asks World Bank to review ease-of-doing-business position in light of InvestSA initiative
INVESTMENT FACILITATION
The South African government has officially launched a new investment facilitation service, dubbed InvestSA, which it claims will dramatically reduce red tape for foreign and domestic businesses...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Solidarity: Solidarity on ‘bury them alive’: ANC must take action in its own ranks
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity today said that if the ANC is really serious about racism, it would have to take action in its own ranks. This comes after ANC MP Mduduzi Manana yesterday shouted “Bury them...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
Munich Security Conference: two elephants, one room
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
When the weekend-long Munich Security Conference kicked off on 17 February, two things were already clear. First, a new global world order could be in the offing, and second, the United States (US)...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s new institutional reforms: implications for its relations with China
SAIIA
Today’s global political landscape is characterised by a number of disruptions to the status quo. A challenge to democracy revealed itself in the form of populism, as the Brexit vote and Donald...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s (other) ICC strategy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
Africa’s God presidents: Promoting democracy or dictatorship?
SAIIA
'Grandpa, it’s enough.’ Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party in South Africa, has called for President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to step down and not ‘overstay his welcome’....
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
 
                       
 
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