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24 June 2017
                       
 
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22 Jun 2017
 
 
The DRC can learn from Lumumba as its internal crisis deepens
THE CONVERSATION
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a vast country rich in natural resources including the world’s largest reserves of cobalt, and substantial quantities of diamonds, gold and copper. It also...
 
 
21 Jun 2017
 
Dangerous slippage in the DRC
SAIIA
In 2016, one of the defining terms when it came to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political situation was 'le glissement'. Meaning 'slippage', this word was popularly used to refer to...
 
 
07 Jun 2017
 
The Lord’s Resistance Army is far from finished
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over 700 people and displaced hundreds of civilians so far this year. In February alone it carried out 16 attacks in which 70 civilians were kidnapped...
 
 
06 Jun 2017
 
Democracy is looking sickly across southern Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Politics are in shambles across the world. Populism and political gambles are making headlines from London to Washington. Southern Africa is no exception. If it’s any comfort, this suggests that...
 
 
02 Jun 2017
 
Angola grapples with its DRC foreign policy problem
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Congolese foreign minister Léonard She Okitundu has been touring the continent for the past few weeks in an attempt to rally African leaders’ support for the current political arrangement in the...
 
 
31 May 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during the Presidency budget vote debate, National Assembly, Cape Town (31/05/2017)
Topics
Our primary goal as government is to make South Africa a better place to live in for all, and in particular to improve the quality of life of the poor and the working class.
 
 
29 May 2017
 
Don’t touch DRC ladies – Mapisa-Nqakula
POLITICS
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Monday charged members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) heading to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to stay away from...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
 
 
DMV: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: Address by Minister for Defence and Military Veterans, during the Defence and Military Veterans budget vote 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
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Today I feel great to be a South African, even greater to be an African. Today is Africa Day, one of the greatest indicators of the advances made by the African Continent. Today marks the 23rd...
 
 
23 May 2017
 
DoT: Tokozile Xasa: Address by Tourism Minister, during the Tourism budget vote 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (23/05/2017)
Topics
UN declared 2017 as the year of Sustainable Tourism for Development – An initiative to mobilise the tourism industry; its stakeholders; partners from national, provincial and local governments;...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African leaders tend to lay the blame on others for the ‘resource curse’ – the way the continent’s natural resources have mostly bred rampant corruption, enriched elites and triggered civil...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 10 May 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 10 May 2017, at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. 1. World Economic Forum on Africa 1.1. Cabinet welcomes the successful hosting of the 27th World Economic Forum on Africa which saw...
 
 
10 May 2017
 
Human Rights Victims lose out in the ICC debacle
SAIIA
On 24 March, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its first order awarding financial compensation – on an individual basis – to the victims of the Bogoro village attack in 2003 in the...
 
 
04 May 2017
 
Randgold’s best first quarter in five years – Bristow
GOLD
Gold mining company Randgold Resources has recorded substantially higher profit in the three months to March than in the corresponding first-quarter period last year. “This is probably the best...
 
 
West Africa issues a wake-up call to tyrants
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last week’s decision by the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the courts of Senegal to uphold the conviction and life sentence of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré...
 
 
 
                       
 
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