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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Africa: Govt Admits Ownership of U.S.$9.3 Million Arms Money Seized By South Africa

The Nigerian government has opened talks with South Africa after an aircraft conveying $9.3m cash from Abuja, allegedly for arms purchase, was seized by the South African authorities. Two Nigerians and an Israeli aboard the airplane were detained and are facing investigations for transporting the huge amount into South Africa. It emerged on Tuesday that the jet is owned by Ayo Oritsejafor,...


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Liberia: 83 Ebola Victims Died In Three Weeks

By Sam Zota, Jr.The Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) has recorded at least 83 Ebola deaths and 60 survivors over the last three weeks, a consultant of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Ebola Case Management has said. Dr. Atai Omoruto said as of August 17, the JFK Ebola Treatment Unit, headed by a...


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Liberia: UN Assures Liberia of Support to Fight Ebola

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous has assured President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that the United Nations remains on the side of Liberia in the wake of the Ebola epidemic. He said the UN is prepared to support ongoing international efforts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and others to contain the virus. He reiterated that WHO has...


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The US-Africa 2014 Leaders Summit: Africa to take centre stage in Washington

By Scott Firsing Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:44

scottfirsinglgMany across the African continent have not always viewed America in a positive light. After years of a non-coherent strategy full of aid and security concerns, and a relative lack of attention from the US policymaker's perspective, we are witnessing a new era in US-Africa relations where Washington truly appears committed for the long haul.

 

Nigeria turns 100 – Reason to celebrate?

By Fritz Nganje Saturday, 03 May 2014 17:10

fritznganjeNigeria kicked off celebrations for its centenary anniversary as a unified country on 27 February 2014 with an international conference that brought together more than 20 heads of state and government, most of them from Africa. The theme of the one-day conference – Human Security, Peace and Development: Agenda for 21st Century Africa – was also focused on Africa. This is significant not only because it highlights the exemplary leadership role that once defined Nigeria's image on the continent, but more importantly because in most respects the history of Nigeria embodies the rise and fall of the African dream. A century after the creation of Nigeria, first as a British colony and later as an independent entity, do Nigerians have reason to celebrate?

 

COLD WAR ENDGAME: Ukraine & a Euro-Eurasian future?

By Francis A. Kornegay, Jr. Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:50

COLD WAR_ENDGAME_Ukraine__a_Euro-Eurasian_futureAs asserted previously in my piece There will be no BRICS laid in Ukraine, the Cold War never ended. It went into remission as western triumphalism overwhelmed a prostrate post-Soviet Russia. Fast forward to 2014, one hundred years after the Great War, the first of two European civil wars. Are we on the eve of yet another?

 

The Future of NAASP in the global South cooperation

By Kenny Dlamini Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:28

dlaminiIn the present context of international relations, cooperation between Asian and African countries remains critical linked to the increasing nature of cooperation between Africa and Asia.1 On the 1st March 2014, South Africa's Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, visited Indonesia to attend a conference on Cooperation Amongst East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development. She attended the meeting in her capacity as a co-chair of the New Asia Africa Strategic Partnership (NAASP), an initiative that sets out to strengthen the relationship of the Asia-Africa continents.

 

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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...

Africa: Govt Admits Ownership of U.S.$9.3 Million Arms Money Seized By South Africa

The Nigerian government has opened talks with South Africa after an aircraft conveying $9.3m cash from Abuja, allegedly for arms purchase, was seized by the South African authorities. Two Nigerians and an Israeli aboard the airplane were detained and are facing investigations for transporting the huge amount into South Africa. It emerged on Tuesday that the jet is owned by Ayo Oritsejafor,...


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Liberia: 83 Ebola Victims Died In Three Weeks

By Sam Zota, Jr.The Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) has recorded at least 83 Ebola deaths and 60 survivors over the last three weeks, a consultant of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Ebola Case Management has said. Dr. Atai Omoruto said as of August 17, the JFK Ebola Treatment Unit, headed by a...


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Liberia: UN Assures Liberia of Support to Fight Ebola

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous has assured President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that the United Nations remains on the side of Liberia in the wake of the Ebola epidemic. He said the UN is prepared to support ongoing international efforts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and others to contain the virus. He reiterated that WHO has...


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