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‘Economic terrorism’: New Sanction on Venezuela

‘Economic terrorism’: New Sanction on Venezuela

Picture from Wired The United States Government has imposed new restrictions on Venezuela, blocking its government assets and threatening anyone dealing with the country, with secondary sanctions. This move has prompted an angry reaction from the Venezuelan...

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The cost of the Hong Kong protests

The cost of the Hong Kong protests

Picture from Wall Street Journal As the protests in Hong Kong have continued to escalate, despite their primary cause - an extradition treaty bill with mainland China - already having died, it is speculated that these protests have a deep US backing, and are aimed at...

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VIDEO: US BAN ON HUAWEI

VIDEO: US BAN ON HUAWEI

A group of experts, including Moja Research Institutes’ Senior Researcher, Fazlin Fransman, discussed the US ban on Huawei and how it fits into the US trade war, security discourse and Trumps China strategy, on The Scope on  Indus News....

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HUAWEI BAN – US TRADE TALKS BREAK DOWN

HUAWEI BAN – US TRADE TALKS BREAK DOWN

BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 15: A Woman holding a mobile device with a Huawei logo is seen in this photo illustration on January 15, 2019.(Photo by Xander Heinl/Photothek via Getty Images) The expected executive order barring U.S. companies from using telecoms equipment...

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MADURO GOVERNMENT OPEN TO DIALOGUE WITH US GOVERNMENT

MADURO GOVERNMENT OPEN TO DIALOGUE WITH US GOVERNMENT

It has been reported that the Venzuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has stated that the Maduro government is open to dialogue with the US administration on the basis of mutual respect. “The moment is right for diplomacy. The hour is right for diplomacy. We are...

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Will Africa will be the new China?

Will Africa will be the new China?

As the African continent unites around the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), increased investment in infrastructure, and a growing youth population ready to contribute to the economy, Africa can become a manufacturing hub with substantial export capacity...

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A Pay Gap Audit Is Needed In SA

A Pay Gap Audit Is Needed In SA

The gender pay gap threatens to undermine the efforts of thousands of men and women who have fought for freedom in this country. "A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is...

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Africa in Focus: China looks to invest in Namibia

Africa in Focus: China looks to invest in Namibia

CHINESE companies have expressed interest in exploring areas in Namibia in which to invest. This includes key sectors, such as automobile, agriculture and chemical sectors. In April 2019, a delegation from China met Namibian President Hage Geingob during a visit to...

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An entrepreneurship culture critical for economic growth

An entrepreneurship culture critical for economic growth

Entrepreneurs are national assets that need to be cultivated, motivated and remunerated to the greatest possible extent. They have the potential to create jobs and address South Africa's unemployment crisis. Research suggests that entrepreneurial ventures generate new...

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South Africa through Chinese eyes

South Africa through Chinese eyes

  Attending conferences, where academics and members of civil society make presentations, often gives one an insight into the thinking and practices that are in vogue. In the field of international relations this is important because often this constituency...

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Liberal Democracy : Internal and External Challenges

Liberal Democracy : Internal and External Challenges

During the past decade, populist revolt against the bastion of neo-liberalism – liberal democratic governments in the West - has seen the emergence of both right-wing and leftist forces. This surge reflects deep-seated trends in contemporary market economies—in...

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Attack on Huawei unwarranted

Attack on Huawei unwarranted

To understand the depth of impact Huawei has had on Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) on the African continent, its worth considering the major investment it has made into this sector. In January 2018, during the CES 2018 in Las Vegas, amidst a myriad of...

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United States pushes regime-change in Venezuela

United States pushes regime-change in Venezuela

In its simplest sense, sovereignty is the principle of independent and autonomous power within a state, specifically as it relates to other states. Some pundits have advanced the belief that globalization has weakened and perhaps even destroyed the distinction between...

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Can Blockchain aid in the fight against corruption?

Can Blockchain aid in the fight against corruption?

Corruption undermines our developmental agenda. It diverts much needed resources away from key departments and the provision of essential services. Its effect could further exacerbate inequality and erode public trust in both government and the leaders elected to...

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Win-Win outcomes at FOCAC

Win-Win outcomes at FOCAC

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) concluded its seventh summit in Beijing on Tuesday, 4th September 2018. The vast majority of Africa’s fifty five countries sent their top leaders to the summit, with the exception of six countries, all of whom sent a...

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China’s building brics in South Africa

China’s building brics in South Africa

Engulfed in the euphoria of securing additional investment from South Africa’s biggest trading partner, a buoyant South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa opened the 10th BRICS Summit alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping. Jinping subsequently announced China’s...

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Decolonised research a priority for the Global South

Decolonised research a priority for the Global South

What inspires a conversation about decolonized research? For some, it is an undertaking of overt engagement on the complexities of “re-imagining” the Global South, the myriad of experiences that shape peoples lives and the task of ‘re-thinking” our knowledge systems...

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