Insurgent Diplomat: Civil Talks or Civil War?

The longest serving deputy minister of foreign affairs in South Africa between 1994 and 2008 has released his memoirs, which he is launching at an event co-hosted by IGD and Penguin books at Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria - date to be confirmed.

See clips of media interviews with him on the book here.

The Decoloniality Summer School hosted by the College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences (CHS) in collaboration with the Archie Mafeje Research Institute for Applied Social Policy (AMRI), the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) will host a one-week long Summer School on Decoloniality with a focus on Power, Knowledge and Identity.

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Humanizing the Textile and Apparel Provision of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act

University of Johannesburg, Department of Politics and International Relations & Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA invite you to hear Prof Margaret C. Lee speak at the UJ Library.

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West Africa: ECOWAS Appeals for Calm in Burkina Faso

By Augustine OsayandeAbuja — THE Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called on people Burkina Faso to remain calm and law abiding over events unfolding and tension around the process leading to the consideration of the draft bill on constitutional amendment. This was contained in a communiqué signed by John Dramani Mahama Chairman of the Authority of Heads of...


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America's Edward Snowden problem

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America's Edward Snowden problem
By Peter Lee The main problem for Edward Snowden is that he ran away. That's not Edward Snowden's problem; it's America's problem. The idea that Edward Snowden decided to flee overseas in order to deliver his revelations of massive US government surveillance is awkward for the United States politically, and difficult for...


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Ebola Virus Crisis: Time for African States to evaluate health diplomacy

By Faith Mabera Tuesday, 28 October 2014 21:45

ebolaThe ongoing Ebola virus crisis in West Africa is the stuff of nightmares. Images from the ground in the hard-hit areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone conjure snapshots from the 1995 Hollywood film Outbreak with health workers in Hazmat suits and militarised quarantine zones, not to mention the mass hysteria that has gripped the public as news of the disease continually stream in on mass media.

 

Why is the Cuban-South African relationship important? [SABC]

By Wayne Jumat Wednesday, 24 September 2014 21:44

Wayne JumatWith 126 South African medical students on their way to Cuba, on medical bursaries from the South Africa-Cuba Medical Programme, the following questions about the Cuban-South African approximation need to be addressed. What does the relationship offer broadly being embedded in the global South? Are the ideological and sentimental bonds as strong as before? And how does the South African-American relationship impact on the Cuban-South African relationship?

 

The SADC Double Troika On The Lesotho Crisis

By Siphamandla Zondi Tuesday, 16 September 2014 16:27

zondiBotswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa (Organ Chair) and Zimbabwe (SADC chair) constitute the double troika that had a special summit on Lesotho and the DRC on 15 September 2014 in Pretoria against the backdrop of uncertainty about the SADC-facilitated constitutional normalization process in the mountain kingdom.

 

Modernising Agriculture to address Youth Unemployment in Africa

By Anna Xoyane Monday, 15 September 2014 15:16

Anna XoyaneAt the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit, the Chairperson of the AU, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, encouraged the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) to modernise farming as a means of attracting young women and men into the agricultural sector. The summit themed "Agriculture and Food Security" took place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 25 June 2014.1 Since its evolution from OAU to AU in 2000 the organisation has been battling with the impact of global financial crises threatening its vision of integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa. Moreover, youth bulge and the rise of youth unemployment continues to destabilize regional peace and food security in Africa.

 

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Insurgent Diplomat: Civil Talks or Civil War?

The longest serving deputy minister of foreign affairs in South Africa between 1994 and 2008 has released his memoirs, which he is launching at an event co-hosted by IGD and Penguin books at Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria - date to be confirmed.

See clips of media interviews with him on the book here.

The Decoloniality Summer School hosted by the College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences (CHS) in collaboration with the Archie Mafeje Research Institute for Applied Social Policy (AMRI), the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) will host a one-week long Summer School on Decoloniality with a focus on Power, Knowledge and Identity.

Read More... 

Humanizing the Textile and Apparel Provision of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act

University of Johannesburg, Department of Politics and International Relations & Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA invite you to hear Prof Margaret C. Lee speak at the UJ Library.

Read More... 

West Africa: ECOWAS Appeals for Calm in Burkina Faso

By Augustine OsayandeAbuja — THE Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called on people Burkina Faso to remain calm and law abiding over events unfolding and tension around the process leading to the consideration of the draft bill on constitutional amendment. This was contained in a communiqué signed by John Dramani Mahama Chairman of the Authority of Heads of...


Read More...

America's Edward Snowden problem

Page 1 of 2
America's Edward Snowden problem
By Peter Lee The main problem for Edward Snowden is that he ran away. That's not Edward Snowden's problem; it's America's problem. The idea that Edward Snowden decided to flee overseas in order to deliver his revelations of massive US government surveillance is awkward for the United States politically, and difficult for...


Read More...
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