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South Africa, Africa, and the United Nations Security Council(Seminar Report No. 38) This CCR seminar report is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Somerset West, South Africa, from 13 to 14 December 2011. The meeting took place as South Africa approached the end of the first year…
South Africa, Africa, and the United Nations Security Council (Policy Brief No. 10) This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Somerset West, South Africa, from 13 to 14 December 2011. The meeting took place as South Africa approached the end of the first…
Recent debate about the intervention in Libya that toppled the 42-year autocracy of the eccentric Muammar Gaddafi has not always clarified matters. It is important to untangle five myths regarding this intervention. The first — ubiquitous in Western media — is that Gaddafi was widely popular in Africa and having…
Gaddafi swapped his pan-Arab robes for pan-African ones, but he was viewed with suspicion in the continent As the fall of the 42-year-old regime of Libya's eccentric leader Muammar Gaddafi approaches, one of his most important legacies will be his mischief in Africa. After seizing power, Colonel Gaddafi modelled his…
Ruth First, a South African liberation fighter and Pan-African intellectual activist, was killed 29 years ago today in Mozambique by a letter bomb sent by the apartheid regime. One of her most important books was 1974's Libya: The Elusive Revolution, based on field interviews, including with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.…
Americans celebrated loudly after al-Qaeda's Saudi leader, Osama bin Laden, was killed by US special forces in a raid on his hideout in Pakistan on May 1. New Yorkers gathered at Ground Zero — the site of al-Qaeda's attacks on the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in 2001 — to…
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