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The G20 Summit: Do the people matter?

On the 5-6 September the G20 Summit will take place in St Petersburg Russia. Despite questions of its legitimacy, as it includes only20 states (with South Africa the only African representative), the G20 is seen as a key forum in addressing global economic governance and has expanded its agenda to include a range pressing international issues from climate change to anti-corruption.

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SADC and regional energy security: a dream deferred?

dlaminiAccording to Cheikh Anta Diop in Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State, published in 1974 made the point that fundamental to African countries’ developmental future is the generation of adequate energy1.

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Newspeak fabulation and the Syrian Conflict

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Sales of George Orwell’s 1984 shot up by 7000% on Amazon.com in June following Edward Snowden’s allegations of US government invasion of privacy. Snowden’s subsequent exile and disappearance undoubtedly assisted sales. 

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Can a new constitution guarantee credible elections in Zimbabwe?

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In recent times, Zimbabwe’s ability to hold free, fair and credible elections has come under scrutiny after the adoption of a new constitution. Following the 2008 violent and disputed elections, a power sharing government between the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and the two factions of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T and MDC-M) was formed.

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Long-Term Visioning for BRICS – and IBSA?

bricsThe Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi, a pace-setter in setting the BRICS intellectual agenda has commendably initiated a dialogue within the BRICS think-tank community aimed at arriving at a ‘long-term vision’ for BRICS.

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