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South Afican Special Envoy to South Sudan, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa

March 6, 2014

South Afican Special Envoy to South Sudan, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa

Following his appointment as a Special Envoy to South Sudan, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy Chairperson of the National Planning Commission & Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC), will from 05 to 12 March 2014 be visiting South Sudan and some countries belonging to the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The President of South Sudan, more...

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EU and Russia: Eastern Partnership vs Eurasian Union

March 4, 2014

Europe is locked in a geopolitical game with Moscow and Putin is pushing his Eurasian Union as an alternative to the EU. Marcel de Haas explains how the EU can win this game Written by Marcel de Haas Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael Since his ‘formal’ return to power in May 2012 – was he ever really more...

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Is Europe failing to deal humanely with illegal immigration?

March 4, 2014

Immigration is likely to be one of the key issues in the upcoming European elections in May (and you can show your support for the party whose policies on immigration you most agree with by taking part in our Debating Europe Vote 2014!). Anti-immigration parties are polling well across Europe, and have been cheered by recent victories including the Swiss referendum on more...

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South African condemns terrorist attack in the People’s Republic of China

March 3, 2014

South African condemns terrorist attack in the People’s Republic of China

The South African Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack which took place at the Kunming Railway Station in the People’s Republic of China on 01 March 2014 which claimed the lives of 29 innocent people and left more than 130 people injured. The South Africa Government condemns all forms and manner of terrorism. We believe that more...

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Why the Sahel urgently needs an EU backed security framework,Written by Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah

January 15, 2014

Why the Sahel urgently needs an EU backed security framework,Written by      Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah

The Sahel region of the Sahara faces an array of threats and regional security institutions are weak. The former UN Special Representative to West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, explains why a strong European commitment will be key to the region's security and stability. Not since the devastating drought of the mid-1970s, has the Sahel region of the Sahara faced so more...

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His Excellency President Jacob Zuma during the Occasion of State Visit to the Republic of Ghana 26 November 2013

November 27, 2013

His Excellency President Jacob Zuma during the Occasion of State Visit to the Republic of Ghana  26 November 2013

Your Excellency, My Dear Brother, President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Your Excellencies, High Commissioners, Senior Officials, Thank you for the invitation Your Excellency and dear brother, to undertake the State Visit to Ghana. We are very humbled by the warm welcome we have more...

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PRESIDENT ZUMA INVITES SOUTH AFRICANS TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN 2014 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

November 11, 2013

PRESIDENT ZUMA INVITES SOUTH AFRICANS TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN 2014 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

President Jacob Zuma invites all eligible South Africans to visit the nearest voting station and register to participate in next year’s national general elections. President Zuma also encouraged the registered citizens to verify their registration statuses and confirm whether their voting stations have not been moved. The President said all qualified South more...

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CEIBS, PROF. PRODI: AFRICA MUST PRACTICE ITS OWN DEMOCRACY

November 7, 2013

Former Italian Prime Minister, Professor Romano Prodi, has challenged Africans not to imitate entirely the democracy practiced by the western countries, but develops its own kind of ‘democracy’ suitable to the citizenry. Prof. Romano Prodi, the UN Special Envoy to Sahel, with a mandate to support national, regional and international mediation efforts in the more...

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South Africa’s concern on elections in Repulic of Madagascar

October 28, 2013

South Africa’s concern on elections in Repulic of Madagascar

South Africa, as a country and member of SADC, considers elections as a platform with which proper nurturing of governance through the electoral processes enhance democracy. As such, the conduct of democratic elections creates a conducive climate for the populace to have confidence in the institutions of governance. It is within this context that the 25 October 2013 more...

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PVV wrongly spent €80,000 from its parliamentary budget: NRC

October 28, 2013

The anti-immigration PVV has wrongly spent some €80,000 in subsidies meant to support its 15-strong parliamentary team, the NRC said on Monday. Last week, dissident PVV parliamentarian Louis Bontes stood down as treasurer for the parliamentary party saying money was being spent on outside initiatives and he did not want to take responsibility for it. For more...

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