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Briefing Minister Maite Nkaona-Mashabane, The OAU/AU Golden Jubilee

June 10, 2013

Briefing Minister Maite Nkaona-Mashabane, The OAU/AU Golden Jubilee

Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on international developments,  June 2013, OR Tambo Building Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the media. In our briefing today, we will focus on a number of important matters relating to our work, including (1) OAU/AU Golden Jubilee, (2) the outcomes of the recent more...

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DIASPORAS AND DEVELOPMENT

June 7, 2013

DIASPORAS AND DEVELOPMENT

Diasporas and their role in generating change and fostering development in their countries of origin are in the global spotlight. It was not always thus, however: the international community has been slow in recognising the value of diasporas as agents of change, growth and development. Even now, the focus tends to be mainly on the role of diasporas in sending back more...

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Bashir threatens again to block South Sudan oil and why….

May 28, 2013

Bashir threatens again to block South Sudan oil and why….

Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's president, has said he will order the flow of oil from South Sudan to be cut off if it backs rebels in the insurgency-hit Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Darfur. He said on Monday he would "completely close the pipeline" that carries oil from South Sudan to ports on Sudan's Red Sea coast. "We warn the government in the South that if more...

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Selective feminism is the freedom to choose poverty

May 21, 2013

Selective feminism is the freedom to choose poverty

Those who do not want to encourage women to go out and work are out and out cynics, according to Margriet van der Linden.   Last Saturday, ‘a day before Mothering Sunday’ Christian democrat Euro MP Esther de Lange spluttered indignantly, and two days before the start of the woman’s magazine Libelle’s Summer Week, education minister Jet Bussemaker put more...

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To Secede (or Not) from Kenya?: The Case for Ingo Secession: BY MHAMISHI

May 7, 2013

The recent 2013 General Elections in Kenya have given rise to deep divisions and an unparalled levels of ethnic animosity in the country. But the most interesting has been the emergence of talk of secession by various regional based disgruntled persons of varying ethnicities. Currently this talk by itself is not likely to lead to dissolution of this country into separate more...

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Commentary on Louis Michel’s article: These policy prescriptions don’t adequately address Africa’s structural difficulties

March 28, 2013

Spring 2013 by Ousainou Ngum An EU-Africa partnership needs to confront the lack of growth that’s inclusive, deepening inequalities and resource exploitation. Louis Michel boldly proclaims Africa as the “continent of the future”, recognising its potential in today’s globalising world. His policy recommendations implicitly recognise the damaging aspects of more...

Economy

Greg Shapiro: ‘Benefit Tourism,’ meets ‘Brain Drain’

March 14, 2013

Greg Shapiro: ‘Benefit Tourism,’ meets ‘Brain Drain’

It's not benefit tourism that should be worrying Dutch ministers but how to keep highly-skilled immigrants, says Greg Shapiro. The Dutch government wants to crack down on Benefit Tourism: welfare cheats sneaking into the country to sponge off the system. In fact, these thieves may even be coming from within Europe! But a new report from theDutch statistics bureau says more...

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How real is the danger of an EU collapse? My verdict: It’s receding, but the UK is the wild card

March 14, 2013

Popular nationalism an inter-governmental brinkmanship still threaten the EU’s future, says former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton. And although its existential crisis is abating, it could yet be severely damaged if the British “re-negotiation” goes wrong Popular sentiment and necessity are pulling Europe in opposite directions. The popular sentiment that drove more...

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Budget Statement and Economic Policy of The Government of Ghana

March 5, 2013

Budget Statement and Economic Policy of The Government of Ghana

Theme: ―Sustaining Confidence in the Future of the Ghanaian Economy‖ 1 BUDGET SPEECH BUDGET STATEMENT AND ECONOMIC POLICY of the GOVERNMENT OF GHANA for the 2013 FINANCIAL YEAR Parliament On Tuesday, 5th March, 2013 PRESENTED TO SETH E. TERKPER Minister for Finance On the Authority Of the H.E PRESIDENT JOHN D. MAHAMA REPUBLIC OF GHANATheme: more...

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A 10-POINT PLAN FOR A CLOSER EU-AFRICA PARTNERSHIP Europe is without doubt Africa’s most valuable partner

March 5, 2013

By Louis Michel A deeper relationship with Europe based on economic development is needed to unlock Africa’s potential, argues Louis Michel. He puts forward 10 concrete proposals.  Africa, the cradle of humanity, is also the continent of the future. Its population is growing by 2.5% a year, twice as fast as average growth in the rest of the developing world, and at more...

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