What is the role of South Africa and Africa in the G77+China?

The formation of the G77, today known as G77+China, in June 1964 marked an important milestone in building the capacity of the global South both to deepen cooperation among southern countries in international affairs and to enhance the capacity of the South to influence global developments, especially in areas of economic diplomacy. It provided a platform for young and fragile...


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Australian Sherpa Dr Heather Smith, Address to the Institute for Global Dialogue G20 Outreach Seminar

View accompanying slides The G20 and the Future of Global Economic Growth Austalian Sherpa Dr Heather Smith Address to the Institute for Global Dialogue G20 Outreach Seminar, Pretoria, South Africa July 24, 2014 Introduction I would like to thank the Institute for Global Dialogue and the University of South Africa (UNISA) for hosting...

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BRICS, Latin America and South Africa.

Siphamandla Zondi reflects on the significance of BRICS's outreach to South America at the 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, suggesting that it offers opportunities for South Africa to enhance South Atlantic economic cooperation and political solidarity.

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Liberia: 114 Liberians Face Deportation

By Ben P. WeseeOver 100 Liberians languishing in prisons in the United States and Canada risk deportation, The NewDawn has learnt. Liberia's Ambassador accredited to the United States, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, made the disclosure during a recent congressional hearing that brought together a cross section of Liberians in the Diaspora and some members of the United States congress to discuss...


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West Africa: Army General 'On the Ground' Directing U.S. Ebola Campaign

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Nigeria: Shooting, Blast At College in Kano - Witnesses

Gunshots and an explosion hit a college in the north Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday and multiple casualties were feared, witnesses said. Students and workers at the Federal College of Education in the Kofar Kabuga area of the city fled in panic as shots rang out...


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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.

 

Africa must breed its own Young African Leaders through the African Youth Charter

By Kenny Dlamini Monday, 08 September 2014 10:24

dlaminiDuring the USA-Africa Leaders' summit which took place on the 4th-6th August 2014 in Washington, one of the shared commitments outlined by the United Sates (U.S) and African governments is to increase investment in the next generation; investment in Africa's youth. This was in line with the theme of the summit 'Investing in the Next Generation', which focused on ways of stimulating growth, unlocking opportunities and creating an enabling environment for the next generation.

 

Trampling on BRICS in Ukraine

By Francis A. Kornegay, Jr. Sunday, 07 September 2014 13:32

franciskornegayRussia's interventions in eastern Ukraine to bolster secessionist forces promises to greatly complicate the BRICS agenda. This is at a time when BRICS produced major achievements in institutionalizing its status as the apex emerging powers club at Fortaleza, Brazil: the final launch of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA), achievements that now must be consolidated through a build-up in project preparation momentum for financing bankable projects. Yet, can BRICS advance its role as the leading force for global economic governance reform when the clarity of this focus is muddled by the geopolitical adventurism of some of its members?

 

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What is the role of South Africa and Africa in the G77+China?

The formation of the G77, today known as G77+China, in June 1964 marked an important milestone in building the capacity of the global South both to deepen cooperation among southern countries in international affairs and to enhance the capacity of the South to influence global developments, especially in areas of economic diplomacy. It provided a platform for young and fragile...


Read More...

Australian Sherpa Dr Heather Smith, Address to the Institute for Global Dialogue G20 Outreach Seminar

View accompanying slides The G20 and the Future of Global Economic Growth Austalian Sherpa Dr Heather Smith Address to the Institute for Global Dialogue G20 Outreach Seminar, Pretoria, South Africa July 24, 2014 Introduction I would like to thank the Institute for Global Dialogue and the University of South Africa (UNISA) for hosting...

Read more...

BRICS, Latin America and South Africa.

Siphamandla Zondi reflects on the significance of BRICS's outreach to South America at the 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, suggesting that it offers opportunities for South Africa to enhance South Atlantic economic cooperation and political solidarity.

Read more...

Liberia: 114 Liberians Face Deportation

By Ben P. WeseeOver 100 Liberians languishing in prisons in the United States and Canada risk deportation, The NewDawn has learnt. Liberia's Ambassador accredited to the United States, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, made the disclosure during a recent congressional hearing that brought together a cross section of Liberians in the Diaspora and some members of the United States congress to discuss...


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West Africa: Army General 'On the Ground' Directing U.S. Ebola Campaign

Photo: http://www.usaraf.army.mil ...


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Nigeria: Shooting, Blast At College in Kano - Witnesses

Gunshots and an explosion hit a college in the north Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday and multiple casualties were feared, witnesses said. Students and workers at the Federal College of Education in the Kofar Kabuga area of the city fled in panic as shots rang out...


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