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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South Africa: Marikana Commission Granted Final Extension

By Jonisayi MaromoMarikana — The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesman Phuti Setati said on Tuesday. "In terms of the latest terms of reference, the oral and final arguments by the parties represented at the commission will have to be done by November 14," he told reporters in Marikana, near Rustenburg. "We are not going to call...


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West Africa: Thousands of Children Orphaned By Ebola - Unicef

Dakar/Geneva/New York — Orphaned children often face stigma and rejection At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary UNICEF estimates, and many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection. "Thousands of children are living through the...


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West Africa: Thousands of Children Orphaned By Ebola - Unicef

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The ASEAN position on the South China Sea dispute: Quo Vadis?

By Kenny Dlamini Tuesday, 20 May 2014 14:05

dlaminiIn May 14, 2014 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held its 24th summit hosted by Myanmar. It was a historical meeting for the bloc as Myanmar was hosting the summit for the first time, and also considering the fact that the group is preparing for the establishment of ASEAN community by 2015. However, one of the issues that topped the agenda was the South China Sea (SCS) dispute and, as expected, it was a subject of contention.

 

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?

 

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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...

South Africa: Marikana Commission Granted Final Extension

By Jonisayi MaromoMarikana — The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesman Phuti Setati said on Tuesday. "In terms of the latest terms of reference, the oral and final arguments by the parties represented at the commission will have to be done by November 14," he told reporters in Marikana, near Rustenburg. "We are not going to call...


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West Africa: Thousands of Children Orphaned By Ebola - Unicef

Dakar/Geneva/New York — Orphaned children often face stigma and rejection At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary UNICEF estimates, and many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection. "Thousands of children are living through the...


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West Africa: Thousands of Children Orphaned By Ebola - Unicef

...Read more http://allafrica.com/stories/201410011469.html

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