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January 15, 2018  South Africa/USA: Inequality is Extreme and Still Rising
    "I came here because of my deep interest and affection for a land settled by the Dutch in the mid-seventeenth century, then taken over by the British, and at last independent; a land in which the native inhabitants were at first subdued, but relations with whom remain a problem to this day; a land which defined itself on a hostile frontier; a land which has tamed rich natural resources through the energetic application of modern technology; a land which once imported slaves, and now must struggle to wipe out the last traces of that former bondage. I refer, of course, to the United States of America." - Robert F. Kennedy, University of Cape Town, June 6, 1966

December 11, 2017  Africa/Global: Paradise Papers, Plus
    The Paradise Papers investigation, based on a leak of 6.8 million documents from the offshore law firm Appleby, is the largest of recent revelations of the hidden world of financial manipulation used by both multinational corporations and rich (high net worth) individuals from around the world. Like the Panama Papers investigation that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, it is based both on "big data" analysis and on collaborative investigative reporting by teams of hundreds of journalists. But it is based on the records of only one offshore law firm, albeit one of the most prominent. Despite the size of the leak, it still reveals only the tip of the iceberg.

June 6, 2017  South Africa: #Guptaleaks - Will Heads Roll?
    "The Guptas have until now escaped investigation from the state agencies because they have purchased indemnity. You have to hand it to the Guptas; the way they went about capturing the state is quite impressive. Not only did they buy the president and his son, they targeted key people in government that could act as their minions. When people were resistant to their agenda, they scouted for bootlickers and had them appointed. They paid off people in the security agencies to make sure they would not be bothered with criminal investigations." - Daily Maverick, June 5, 2017

April 3, 2017  South Africa: Rising Outcry for Zuma to Go
March 6, 2017  South Africa: Targeting Immigrants, Again
January 23, 2017  South Africa: State Capture & Energy Policy
September 7, 2016  South Africa: From #FeesMustFall to Budget Battles
September 7, 2016  South Africa: Post "Post-Apartheid"?
February 1, 2016  Africa/Global: Accounting Tricks with Coca-Cola
October 6, 2015  South Africa/Global: Piketty says "Tax the Rich"
June 30, 2015  South Africa: Marikana Perspectives, 2
June 30, 2015  South Africa: Marikana Perspectives, 1
April 22, 2015  South Africa: Saying No to Xenophobia
March 30, 2015  South Africa: Energy Futures Contested
October 30, 2014  South Africa: In Africa? Or Not?
June 1, 2014  South Africa: Disappearing Diamond Revenue
May   5, 2014  South Africa: Views from the Left
January 21, 2014  South Africa: Renewables Rising, Coal Still King
August 5, 2013  South Africa: The Marikana Syndrome
Sep   6, 2012  South Africa: The Price of Platinum
Sep   6, 2012  South Africa: The Marikana Era?
Apr   4, 2012  Africa: BRICS Stepping Up on Global Health
Jul   5, 2011  South Africa: Taking Leadership in AIDS Fight
Oct   7, 2010  South Africa: Post-Apartheid Poverty & Inequality
Oct   3, 2010  South Africa: Media Matters
Aug   6, 2010  South Africa: Xenophobia & Civil Society
May 31, 2010  South Africa: Israel/Apartheid Connections
Mar 23, 2010  South Africa: Coal-Fired Denialism
Dec 15, 2009  South Africa: 30+ New Books
May 14, 2009  Africa: New Books 2009
May 20, 2008  South Africa: Migrants under Attack
Apr 28, 2008  South Africa: Women, AIDS, and Violence, 2
Apr 28, 2008  South Africa: Women, AIDS, and Violence, 1
Nov 25, 2007  South Africa: & India & Brazil
Oct 30, 2007  South Africa: RIP Lucky Dube
Aug 14, 2007  South Africa: AIDS Action Relapse
Dec 22, 2006  South Africa: Water for All?
Feb 16, 2006  South Africa: New AIDS Statistics
Jun 11, 2005  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
Feb 22, 2005  South Africa: Mortality Statistics, AIDS Action
Nov 29, 2004  South Africa: Poverty Debate
Aug   19 2004  South Africa: Apartheid Reparations Update
Aug   9, 2004  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
Nov 23, 2003  South Africa: AIDS Treatment Green Light

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

April 9, 2018  Africa: Storybooks in African Languages
March 12, 2018  Africa/Global: Charting Where They Hide the Money, 2
March 12, 2018  Africa/Global: Charting Where They Hide the Money, 1
January 29, 2018  Africa/Global: Humanitarian Attention Deficits
January 15, 2018  Africa/Global: World Trends in Inequality
December 11, 2017  Africa/Global: Paradise Papers, Plus

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-08-08 South Africa: AIDS Treatment Breakthrough
2003-05-09 South Africa: AIDS Denialism Speech
2003-04-15 South Africa: Treatment Action Update
2003-03-24 South Africa: AIDS Treatment Action
2003-02-24 South Africa: Apartheid Reparations Update
2002-11-12 South Africa: Apartheid Debt & Reparations, 2
2002-11-12 South Africa: Apartheid Debt & Reparations, 1
2001-11-06 South Africa: Tutu on War and Poverty
2001-10-16 South Africa: AIDS Mortality Report
2001-06-19 South Africa: World Bank Bond Boycott
2001-04-03 South Africa: Sexual Violence in Schools
1999-12-12 South Africa: Arms Purchases
1999-08-22 South Africa: Gender Inequality
1998-11-05 South Africa: Higher Education
1998-10-20 South Africa: Poverty Hearings
1998-09-15 South Africa: Gender Statistics
1997-08-13 South Africa: Women and Violence
1996-11-17 South Africa: Ban Landmines Campaign
1996-08-23 South Africa: TRC and Gender
1996-06-13 South Africa: APIC on USAID
1996-05-10 South Africa: Truth Commission
1996-05-07 South Africa: Labor Statement (Excerpts,2)false
1996-05-07 South Africa: Labor Statement (Excerpts,1)false
1995-11-24 South Africa: Violence against Women
1995-01-18 South Africa: Indemnities by Former Regime

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