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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...

Rhodesia - the tide turns

In June 1966 the sanctions against Rhodesia was forcing the economy of Rhodesia to a standstill. However the six principles that the British government wanted Rhodesia to accept would mean complete surrender by the Smith government. In July the to...

Rhodesia rides a tiger

This paper focuses on the process undertaken to negotiate independence for Rhodesia before the formal negotiation on the H M S Tiger and what happened after the negotiations ended. In the first period before the formal process started proposals f...

British Native policy and administration in tropical Africa

The separation in 1925 of the Colonial Office into two Departments of State, for Dominions and Colonies, was a turning point in the history of the colonial dependencies, allowing the Secretary of State for the Colonies to concentrate on the proble...

The implications for Southern Africa of a conservative government in the United Kingdom

This report assumes that the Conservative Party will win the British general election of 3 May 1979. Recent Tory pronouncements on Rhodesia, South West Africa/Namibia and South Africa have created hopes of a more sympathetic British attitude towa...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 5, no. 3, 1973

This newsletter contains seven articles and three brief reports. The first article, by Leif Egeland, discusses the development of the South African Institute of International Affairs, and welcomes support by members to secure its future. The s...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 61

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: • South Africa - Address by State President F.W. de Klerk at the opening of the Third Session of the Ninth parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Friday 1 February 1991. • Namib...

Sector Policing. Origins and prospects

"This monograph will examine the new sector policing policy for South Africa and reflect on the experience of sector policing in London (UK). In doing so, consideration will be given to some issues related to ‘policy transfer’—the process in wh...

Sierra Leone burns while the UN fiddles

The Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone shows signs of breaking into smaller factions however the possibility of long term peace remains elusive. Although the RUF leader remains in prison this is not deterring the RUF from initiating seve...

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