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State Reconstruction in Zimbabwe (Policy Brief No. 9) This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group seminar held in Siavonga, Zambia, from 9 to 10 June 2011. The meeting explored some of the most important challenges presently facing state reconstruction efforts in Zimbabwe, and considered strategies to…
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…
While Africa has the right to be sceptical about the West's intentions, it also has a duty to protect Libyan citizens The bombing of Libya by American, British and French warplanes in implementation of a United Nations-sanctioned "no-fly zone" has caused a storm of controversy across Africa. For Africans to…
Building Peace in Southern Africa (Policy Brief No. 6) This CCR policy brief is based on a policy advisory group meeting, held in Cape Town, on 25-26 February 2010. The meeting assessed Southern Africa's peacebuilding challenges by focusing largely on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the sub-region's principal Regional…
As African Union (AU) leaders continue to hold emergency summits in Addis Ababa and establish yet another futile presidential committee on Libya, European Union (EU) leaders continue to hold emergency summits on Libya and the EU Council of heads of state holds its annual summit in Brussels this week. With…
Events in Libya suggest that the end of the regime of the world's longest-ruling autocrat, Muammar Gaddafi, is near. It is worth tracing the life and times of this eccentric despot. After seizing power in an act of regicide against King Idriss in 1969, Gaddafi initially modelled his rule on…

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