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IN THEIR first referendum since 1963, Kenyans took to the polling booth in November to vote on a new constitution. The result was a resounding 'no' vote that was both stinging rebuke to incumbent president Mwai Kibaki and a sign of intensifying political conflict.
In her inaugural address, Ms Elizabeth Sidiropoulos looked at how Africa is evolving and how the continent needs to have an open and frank self-assessment to meet its challenges head-on.TAKING AFRICA SERIOUSLY FROM WITHIN AND WITHOUTElizabeth SidiropoulosInaugural Address, SAIIA20 October 2005
As published in Business Day WHILE there was great anticipation about the results for Africa at the Gleneagles summit, perhaps the release of Ghana and Rwanda’s African peer review reports will prove more significant. If the deficiencies highlighted are addressed, this will hold greater promise for African accession to the global economy.
By Phillip Armstrong with Nick Segal and Ben Davis SAIIA: 2005 ISBN: 1-919969-26-8 Published by SAIIA and funded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Series editor: Elizabeth Sidiropoulos The Global Best Practice series examines a number of case studies in various sectors, with the aim of assessing their potential applicability in the Africa developmental context.
Monday, 14 February 2005

Nepad Policy Focus

The Nepad Policy Focus report series, launched in December 2004, identifies key priorities for Africa, stimulates innovative thinking, and tackles critical elements of the Nepad agenda to promote public debate about the continent's future.
Business Day, 21 October 2004British-based human rights interest group Amnesty International has accused Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu (PF) party of exploiting the current food insecurity to its advantage. In its report, Zimbabwe: Power and Hunger Violations of the right to food, Amnesty International is arguing that a large part of the Zimbabwean population has gone hungry due to 'discrimination and corruption'.
Business Day, 12 October 2004Interest groups can act as opposition agents when influencing government. Hence, political parties practise opposition politics, but interest groups do, too. This is happening in Zambia, where interest groups are questioning the current constitutional review process the fourth since independence from the UK in October 1964.
Thursday, 29 April 2004

The Tswalu Dialogue

Date: Thursday, 29 April, 2004Venue: South African Institute of International Affairs By invitation only. The Tswalu Dialogue commenced in 2002 as an initiative of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) sponsored by Jennifer and Jonathan Oppenheimer. The Tswalu Dialogue was founded on the broad aim of providing a forum on issues of concern to Africa and its multiple constituencies, sharing ideas, offering fresh thinking and building consensus through debate and a network of interested Africanists.
by Dianna Games Business in Africa Report, No 3, 2004Business in Africa Project SAIIA: 2004ISBN: 1-919969-28-4Published by SAIIA & funded by the Royal Danish Embassy, Pretoria.     In the rush for markets into the rest of Africa after the country's 1994 democratic elections, South African companies did not regard Nigeria as a most favoured destination. However, it was not long before South African companies recognised that despite the perceived difficulties of the country, Nigeria was a market to be reckoned with. This report is based on a series of interviews conducted both in Nigeria and South Africa over several…
Head: Governance and APRM Programme
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