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South Africa congratulates the new President of the Republic of Madagascar

Hery RajaonarimampianinaThe Government of the Republic of South Africa wishes to congratulate Mr Hery Rajaonarimampianina on his election as the new President of the Republic of Madagascar, as announced on 17 January 2014 by Madagascar's Special Electoral Court (CES).

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Statement by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim, on his Working Visit to the Yemeni Republic

ebrahim ebrahimFrom 19-21 January 2014, we undertook a Working Visit to Sana'a, Yemen, to take up the case of Mr Pierre Korkie, a South African citizen kidnapped nine months ago in the city of Taiz.

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South Africa refutes Human Rights Watch report

human rights_watchThe South African government Thursday criticised the Human Rights Watch report on the country. "Our statistics on asylum seekers and registration of refugees indicates that South Africa is fully responsive to human rights obligations," Xinhua quoted Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor as saying.

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SA Continues With Efforts to Secure Korkie's Release

pierre korkiePretoria — Government remains committed and continues to explore options that might result in the early and safe release of South African teacher Pierre Korkie, who is being held hostage in Yemen.

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South Africa: Dirco Must Break the Silence on Anti-Gay Clamp Down

dircoThe DA will write to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, requesting clarity on the government's position on the recent signing of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition and other Related Matters Bill by the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan.

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About The Project

South Africa's conduct of international relations, especially its role in international organisations like the UN Security Council, its choice of strategic partnerships, its leadership role in Africa, its public engagement and foreign policy decision making, has been intensely debated in the recent past. The FPA programme aims to provide a nuanced analysis and facilitate a structured discussion of South Africa's foreign policy in a changing world environment for purposes of informing its future direction.

Aims and Objectives of The Project

The purpose of this focus area is to unpack the extent to which the policy in its making, its nature and its application constitutes a principled and pragmatic response to a complex international environment. In doing so, we hope to be guided by an objective to promote a foreign policy that positions SA as a responsible global citizen committed to building bridges between various power blocs for the benefit of Africa and South Africans.

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