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22 Mar 2017
 
 
Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump
THE CONVERSATION
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There’s no indication yet that they will...
 
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
AU to keep building on progress to curb WMD
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In 2016, the United Nations (UN) 1540 Committee conducted a major exercise with two clear aims: firstly, to take stock of the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540, and secondly, to...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Minister of Trade and Industry, during the SONA debate, Parliament, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Topics
Mr President, in the SONA you referred to continued uncertainty in the global economy.
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
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...
 
 
03 Jan 2017
 
Dlamini-Zuma outlines AU achievements in New Year message
1 News in Review
The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has released her new year’s message, praising progress in implementing the continent’s Agenda 2063 plan but also...
 
 
31 Oct 2016
 
A new political accord in the DRC sets elections for April 2018 at the earliest
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The joint summit between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Luanda last week was the last remaining obstacle...
 
 
24 Oct 2016
 
Fulfilling the promise of the Lomé maritime summit
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A groundbreaking new maritime document, which has been considered and discussed at the highest level, has the potential to truly boost the protection of Africa’s coasts and seas and to create...
 
 
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,...
 
 
04 Oct 2016
 
Press freedom: worrying signs as South Africa slips in global rankings
THE CONVERSATION
On 19 October 1977, the apartheid government in South Africa banned The World, the Weekend World and arrested the newspapers’ editor Percy Qoboza. Pro Veritate, an ecumenical newspaper, was also...
 
 
28 Sep 2016
 
dti: Africa's position on the post Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum
STATEMENT
The African Ministers of Trade tabled an Africa position in the 15th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, held on 26 September 2016 in Washington DC, United States. The position is on...
 
 
15 Sep 2016
 
Term-limit changes the biggest threat to democracy in Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (92) is famous for quirky responses when asked why he has stayed in power since 1980. Asked by journalists whether it isn’t time he said farewell to the people of...
 
 
08 Aug 2016
 
Kodjo in the DRC: time to go?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
What is evolving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not much different from events in neighbouring Burundi. Both presidents are reluctant to respect their constitutional term...
 
 
20 Jul 2016
 
 
 
Future of African Cities: Tswalu Dialogue Report (July 2016)
RECOMMENDATION
The Brenthurst Foundation’s ‘Future of African Cities’ project was formally launched at the Tswalu Dialogue at the Kalahari Tswalu Reserve in South Africa in late May 2016. Participants at the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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