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    December 31, 2021
    Xenophobic violence against minorities and non-nationals has erupted periodically in different parts of Africa: against Somalis in Kenya, Nigerians in Ghana, Chadians in Libya, and Asians in South Africa. Scholars have offered various explanations for these outbursts of violence, focusing on inequality or how simultaneous market reforms and democratization can unleash resentment against “market- dominant minorities.” Others see the violence as linked to elections, noting how politic ...
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    September 4, 2020
    South Africa shows that being food self-sufficient is a far cry from being food secure when poverty is extensive, the majority of people suffer from the “quadruple burden of disease”1 , the economy is highly unequal, and when improving the quality of the public health infrastructure remains a major challenge despite successive governments’ efforts. The major factors that undermine food security and health in South Africa are directly or indirectly due to the long history of social ...
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    Hajar El Alaoui
    April 9, 2020
    L’évolution rapide de la pandémie du Covid-19, touchant actuellement 212 Etats et territoires— selon l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé « les territoires, les zones, les dépendances à l'étranger et d'autres juridictions de statut similaire » — a atteint 1 511 104 cas de contamination confirmés dont 328 661 guérisons et 88 338 décès à la date du 8 avril 2020 à minuit. Les principaux foyers du virus étant alors les Etats-Unis, l’Espagne, l’Italie, suivis de la France, de l’Allemagne, ...
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    Sandiso Sibisi
    July 17, 2019
    Despite considerable effort from the South African government to drive innovation, the investments to date have not reaped the fruits expected by both government and the private sector. I believe that if we are to realise ‘the new dawn’ in economic growth and transformation the state needs to reorganise itself to be an ‘entrepreneurial state’. This paper will proceed firstly by outlining current government action to support innovation, followed by a summary of the overarching recomm ...
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    Jack Kalpakian
    Nizar Messari
    Ahmed Rhazaoui
    June 14, 2019
    Enhancing the strategic thinking on issues related to stability and security at the African level requires challenging the predominant classical conception of security towards a more comprehensive, supportive and inclusive approach. While traditional strategies are often based on military responses and hard power, it is necessary to emphasize soft power in all its dimensions, placing the individual at the heart of all conflict prevention and management methods. Some authors argue f ...
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    Mouhamadou Moustapha Ly
    April 18, 2019
    The economic picture in South Africa is clear and well known: low economic growth, high unemployment rates, and constrained fiscal policy threatened by rating agencies. The causes of such situations are diverse and both internal and external. How can growth be boosted? The African continental free trade area offers a great opportunity to South Africa to take advantage of the continent’s more than one billion of potential consumers and build a new growth paradigm based on export (rat ...
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    Nchimunya Hamukoma
    April 9, 2019
    The author is an alumnus of the 2018 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders program On a Saturday evening in March at an upscale gallery in Johannesburg’s CBD, the lights went out.  A child in the crowd yelped in shock, but most of the adults let out a gentle sigh of resignation. An attendant came by soon after to assure that it wasn’t load shedding and that the power would be reconnected shortly, but we had become inured to the darkness and the idea that electricity wasn’t something ...
  • June 27, 2018
    إثر التطورات الأخيرة التي عرفتها منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا والتي اتسمت بالفوضى والحروب الأهلية والأداء الاقتصادي الضعيف، قام "مركز الدراسات والأبحاث" بنشر كتاب جماعي يتناول التطورات التي طرأت على المنطقة منذ "الربيع العربي". وقد تم إعداد هذا الكتاب الذي حمل عنوان "التغيرات السياسية المقارنة في المغرب والمشرق سبع سنوات بعد 'الربيع العربي'" تحت إشراف الأستاذ عبد الله ساعف، الزميل الأول بـالمركز ، أثناء مؤتمر تم عقده في ديسمبر 2016. وقد تناوب المؤلفون ذوي الخلفيات المتنوعة على ت ...
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    January 2, 2018
    Cyril Ramaphosa a dépassé d’une courte tête Dlamini Zuma aux élections pour le remplacement de Jacob Zuma à la tête de l’ANC. Sa victoire ne lui permet pas de franchement crier au succès, aussi bien en prenant en considération l’écart qu’il a enregistré face à la perdante, qu’en tenant compte des rapport de force au sein des organes de décision. Il ne faut cependant pas perdre de vue que l’actuel président de la république, notoirement impliqué dans des affaires de corruptions reste ...
  • July 21, 2017
    La decisión del 15 de junio de 2017 del Tribunal Supremo de Sudáfrica, ordenando mantener el embargo del cargamento del fosfato marroquí con destino a Nueva Zelanda y remitir el caso a un juicio sobre el fondo, plantea tanto la cuestión de la capacidad del Polisario para entablar una acción ante una jurisdicción internacional como la de la independencia de la justicia Sudafricana en relación a las posiciones adoptadas por el gobierno de dicho país. ...
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    February 1, 2017
    An analysis of trade relations between Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa indicates a growing volume of trade, reflecting a continuation of stimulated trade relations. A similar trend is observed in foreign direct investment (FDI), which has continued to grow in recent years, reflecting Morocco's determination to become a major player in the development of the African continent. This Policy Brief first presents trends in inter-regional trade between Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa, focus ...
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    Vera Songwe
    December 23, 2016
    Partout dans le monde, l'intégration économique régionale permet d'accélérer la croissance et le développement en apportant une panoplie d'avantages liés à une meilleure coopération politique, à un commerce intra-régional accru et à la création d'emplois. Les régions qui sont plus intégrées se sont révélées capables de connaître une croissance plus rapide et ont fait preuve d'une plus grande capacité d'adaptation en période de ralentissement de l'économie mondiale. Alors que l'écono ...