The Road That Starts in Midrand Ends in Mangaung: The 2012 ANC Policy Conference

The power brokers of the African National Congress are holding their 2012 National Policy Conference in Midrand this week. This could prove to be a vital few days in the life of the Zuma administration as this week’s gathering is fraught with text and subtexts and sub-subtexts. Putatively the goal of the week is simply [...]

Egyptian court overrules decree that empowered military to arrest civilians

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood are having a sit-in in Tahrir for the eighth day today, with demands that the the supplementary Constitutional Declaration made by the Supreme Council of the Army (SCAF) will be cancelled and the decision to dissolve Parliament be rescinded. The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday has blocked the recent [...]

Malaria experts, Novartis join forces to empower African communities against malaria

More than 35 countries from across Africa are meeting at this year’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop in Ethiopia. Convened by Novartis, this pivotal workshop brings together national and international malaria leaders to discuss key topics and challenges. Novartis, with support from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), has built a [...]

Kenyan minister exonerates the Masai tribe from killings of lions

Kenya’s Forestry and Wildlife minister, Dr Noah Wekesa Tuesday exonerated the Masai tribe from the recent spate of killings of lions accusing instead people he called ‘economic saboteurs’ out to wreck the country’s tourism industry. Speaking in Nairobi at the first regional conference on forest by the International Union of Forest Research Organisations and the [...]

Innovation in Institution Building: Rule of Law Think Tanks

One of the key causes of state fragility is the incoherence of legal systems. Whereas in developed countries, one single system exists and is effectively enforced, in fragile states multiple systems work side-by-side, each weakly enforced, and often operating in contradiction with each other. Creating a unified and robust system of law is thus one [...]

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