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26 May 2017
                       
 
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19 May 2017
 
 
 
 
We're not leaving SA over junk status – GM
MANUFACTURING
Vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) said on Friday that South Africa's  recent sovereign downgrade to junk status has not influenced its decision to disinvest from the country. In a written...
 
 
 
 
India, Japan to push for One Belt, One Road counter at AfDB conference
ECONOMIC COOPERATION
India will unleash its highest level of economic diplomacy at next week’s African Development Bank (AfDB) conference in the western city of Ahmedabad, with the aim of setting quantifiable targets...
 
 
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...
 
 
02 Nov 2016
 
Do Americans and Europeans waste 15 times more food than people in Africa?
AFRICA CHECK
Many African countries are taking stock of food shortages following unpredictable weather, forcing many to tighten their belts including through paying higher prices. But do wealthier countries...
 
 
28 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN
RECOMMENDATION
The nations of Southeast Asia stand at a crossroads in terms of their collective energy future. Amid rapid economic growth, they face a 50% rise in regional energy demand within a decade. This...
 
 
27 Jul 2016
 
Safeguarding Africa's seaports to safeguard its economies
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Seaports play a crucial role in all economies reliant on export and import, especially in African states where maritime transport is the primary form of access to the international market. Despite...
 
 
18 May 2016
 
dti: Companies invited to participate in the Outward Selling and Investment Mission to Singapore and Malaysia
STATEMENT
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites companies to apply for participation in the Outward Selling and Investment Mission (OSIM) to Singapore and Malaysia. The mission will take...
 
 
18 Feb 2016
 
Did African travellers introduce the zika virus to Brazil? It’s highly unlikely
AFRICA CHECK
Africans are being blamed by doctors for bringing the mosquito-borne zika virus to South America, where an increase has been recorded in babies being born with an underdeveloped brain. Is that...
 
 
02 Dec 2015
 
Chinese investment – Why the buck stops with African governments
THE CONVERSATION
Chinese firms have invested in natural resources in low- and middle-income countries on a global scale. These include mining operations and large hydropower dams. Often these projects have...
 
 
16 Nov 2015
 
Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance
THE CONVERSATION
Antibiotic resistance occupies centre stage on the global public health agenda as a “tragedy of the commons”. It affects developed and developing countries equally. Antibiotic resistance develops...
 
 
02 Nov 2015
 
Parts of southern Africa are within tantalising reach of eliminating malaria
THE CONVERSATION
There has been a concerted international effort since the early 2000s to tackle malaria. This has led to dramatic reductions in the disease. World Health Organisation estimates show that in 2015...
 
 
06 Jul 2015
 
 
 
Harmless Harvest: How sustainable agriculture can help ASEAN countries adapt to a changing climate (July 2015)
RECOMMENDATION
A better way of growing food is the best bet against climate change for Southeast Asia’s small-scale food producers. Sustainable agriculture – agriculture that can meet the needs of present and...
 
 
12 Dec 2014
 
 
 
Southeast Asia Opium Survey 2014 – Myanmar and Lao PDR (December 2014)
RECOMMENDATION
Cultivation of opium poppy crops in Myanmar and Laos rose again for the eighth consecutive year, nearly tripling the amount harvested in 2006, according to a new report released by the United...
 
 
17 Jul 2014
 
Ties with other emerging economies crucial
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
After five years of introspection and institution building, the sixth BRICS summit offers an opportunity for the group to focus on its relations with the rest of the world. Relations with the Group...
 
 
08 Apr 2014
 
 
 
IMF downgrades SA outlook amid global recovery, robust African growth
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has again lowered its growth outlook for the South African economy and has listed the country among those large emerging economies whose growth outlook has...
 
 
 
                       
 
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