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South Africa and the Commonwealth: Return of the Prodigal?

Peter Henshaw takes a critical look at the reasons for South Africa’s return to the Commonwealth. South Africa was excluded from the Commonwealth in 1961 and treated with hostility since then. He also continues to describe the expansion of the Com...

Into Africa: Make Way for A Forceful Lady

British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher will undertake a tour of Four African states, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana. Her tour is significant for the following reasons, it follows in the wake of important diplomatic movement, it build...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 25 and 26

This issue has extracts concerning Namibia, US and Soviet interests, concerning the loan of locomotives to Zimbabwe and concerning Southern Africa. It also covers Namibia negotiations, extracts concerning United States and Southern Africa and extr...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 8

This issue consists of extracts from various speeches, statements on Rhodesia by various delegates, an address to the Nation by the Rhodesian Prime Minister as well as a statement concerning Namibia by the U. S Ambassador to the United Nations.

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 18

This issue takes a look at the Rhodesian settlement initiatives through firstly looking at the Constitution of Zimbabwe Rhodesia in 1979. It then goes through statements concerning sanctions by the United States, United Kingdom, the Zimbabwe Rhode...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 2, 1982

In this issue, Smuts House notes starts by looking at South Africa’s activity beyond its borders and how Pretoria is involved in upsetting regional security. According to the notes, Pretoria’s security interests are best served by keeping neighbou...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 3, 1981

This issue of the bulletin looks at Nigeria: from isolation to African leadership; the South African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC) and the South African response; and Revolutionary Warfare examines the notion or revolutionary war as...

Britain's Relation with South Africa

"A great deal of the historical studies of the Anglo-South African relationship are based on the premise that Britain won the war in South Africa in 1902 but was impotent in the face of local white assertion. The main aim of this paper would be to...

Reciprocity in Nigerian Foreign Policy (The Akinyemi Doctrine)

"At the All-Nigeria Conference on Foreign Policy held at NIPSS, Kuru in April, 1986, the President and Commander-in-Chief, Major-General Ibahim Babangida, challenged the nation's assembled foreign policy intelligentsia to identify and define Niger...

The Comparative Importance to British Businessmen of Trade with South Africa and Trade with the Rest of Africa

This briefing has as its focus the British trade with South Africa and Africa. British companies are being pushed into choices and the choice posed has to be viewed in the context of sanctions against South Africa. Britain is a trading nation beca...

The 1979 Commonwealth Conference : the triumph of quiet diplomacy

“The Commonwealth has, in the past two decades, faced several major up-heavals which threatened its very existence. The omens for the Commonwealth Conference held in Lusaka in early August 1979 were probably as bad as in 1961 when South Africa’s c...

After the Promises: Re-thinking UK Policy in Africa

"Coalition government in the UK is an opportunity to revise policy on Africa. More aid is touted as proof of politicians’ compassion and conscience. But an emerging cross-party consensus has ignored significant policy failures. Democracy, trade, t...

G-8 Preview: Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing Their Rift and Rebuilding Iraq

The annual economic summit of eight industrialized nations, which begins June 1 in Evian, France, will provide an opportunity for President Bush to repair relations with major European countries that opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly...

Three years as British Ambassador in South Africa

This paper is the viewpoint of the British Ambassador to South Africa of the changes that took place during his period in office. Sir David Scott describes his involvement in Namibia, Rhodesia and developments in South Africa to change social and ...

Sanctions against South Africa: the changing context

This paper discusses the reasons for sanctions against countries and what the achievement of this supposedly would be. The sanctions by Britain against Rhodesia is discussed in length and continues with answering the question if dialogue and negot...

South Africa and the Commonwealth political, strategic, economic

This paper is divided into three sections. In the first part the political situation in South Africa is discussed and background is given on the political parties of the time. The relationship of South Africa with Britain is given attention as Bri...

British policy towards Southern Africa: Lord Carrington's United Nations speech

On 25 September 1979, the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Lord Carrington, spoke in the General Debate on world affairs at the current session of the U.N. General Assembly. Concerning Rhodesia, Lord Carrington maintained that B...

Rhodesia

This paper is a follow up on a previous talk by Professor Cockram. He addresses the four problems that was discussed ten months earlier but in a different order. The sequence represents the order of importance. The problems are sanctions imposed o...

Rhodesia - after the tiger

"Much of the confusion which attended the failure of the Talks on the Tiger in December last, and the subsequent rejection by the Rhodesian Government of the terms of the draft memorandum for a settlement, was due to the attempt to deal in one d...

Rhodesia: the opening of negotiations

It is essential that the negotiations around the independence of Rhodesia is increasing. Several discussions between different parties has been taking place and the sanction card was exhausted but still no agreement was reached. The possiblity of ...

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