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South Africa

  • Aids crisis hits development

    The Aids crisis in South Africa is the main reason for the country's drop by 11 places since last year on the UNDP's Human Development...
  • Extended Lome agreement urged

    Trade officials of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Monday called for European Union (EU) trade concessions for the region to be extended by...
  • Small peacekeeping role

    South Africa does not intend to play a leading role in any planned peacekeeping mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), regional security analysts...
  • Tighter rules on regional trade

    South Africa's proposal to tighten the rules of origin to govern trade within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) makes economic sense, analysts told IRIN...
  • Food security initiative

    The 14-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) has launched a food security and regional development initiative to respond to the region's food and development needs,...
  • Free trade closer

    Only a few key issues remain to be resolved before the finalisation of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) free trade area, first agreed in...
  • Peacekeepers for DRC

    South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Wednesday that South African troops would be sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as peacekeepers once...
  • New role in Africa

    Newly-elected President Thabo Mbeki on Friday promised a more dynamic role for South Africa in the region, telling parliament that Pretoria will “contribute whatever we...

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