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25 February 2017
                       
 
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01 Feb 2017
 
 
Going, but not gone: UNMIL stays on in Liberia
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Liberia is nearly, but not quite ready, to go it alone without United Nations (UN) peacekeeping support. This was the upshot of the 23 December 2016 UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting, where it was...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
27 Jan 2017
 
28th AU Summit: ECOWAS raised the bar, but will others follow?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya Jammeh to step down, has been widely hailed by democrats. The...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
‘Very tough’ mining year ahead as ‘lawfare’ breaks out – Nedbank
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
South African mining has a “very tough” year ahead, with "lawfare" breaking out. While existing large, powerful mining companies will persist, growth through new entrants and foreign investment is...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia
THE CONVERSATION
With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
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...
 
 
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
 
 
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...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
Is SA #1 in the world for death, Nigeria for scrabble players & Kenya for tea?
AFRICA CHECK
After Africa Check published this report, Information is Beautiful changed its label for South Africa from "death" to "platinum". “Every country is best at something”, according to data...
 
 
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...
 
 
07 Nov 2016
 
More African countries pledge support for ICC - HRW
POLITICS
As three African countries, Burundi, Gambia, South Africa, are preparing to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), many others on the continent have pledged their support towards it,...
 
 
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,...
 
 
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...
 
 
04 Aug 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - August 4, 2016
PODCAST
Making headlines: DA wrests Kouga from ANC in the Eastern Cape Ebola after-effects threaten food shortages in West Africa And, SABC not above the law says Stella Ndabeni
 
 
 
                       
 
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