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Tackling Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Kenya

"Malaria, a leading cause of death in Kenya, constitutes nearly half of all outpatient hospital visits and kills more children than any other disease in the East African country. Efforts to roll back the impact of malaria are being stymied by a gr...

Drugs, Violence and Governability in the Future of South Africa

"Essentially there are two broad domains of the illicit drug phenomenon: supply and demand. Supply refers to the manufacture, cultivation,production,processing,smuggling, distribution and sales of illicit drugs. Demand refers to an individual's de...

Meeting the Global Challenge of HIV/AIDS- Why the United States Should Act Quickly

More people have died from HIV/AIDS over the last twenty years than from any other disease in human history. The devastation caused by the epidemic poses a clear and direct challenge to long-term U.S. economic and security interests. AIDS is devas...

Corporate Social Responsibility: The New Social Contract

In April 2001, "Big Pharma" threw in the towel. Four years earlier, some 40 international drug companies had filed suit to block implementation of a law in South Africa that would allow the government to manufacture or import affordable generic ve...

Guinea-Bissau: Beyond Rule of the Gun

Excerpt: "The assassinations of the chief of defence staff, General Batista Tagme Na Wai, on 1 March 2009 and President Joao Bernardo Nino Vieira early the next day have plunged Guinea-Bissau into deep uncertainty. National Assembly Speaker Raimun...

Crime as business, Business as crime: West African criminal networks in Southern Africa

"Many commentators point to Southern Africa’s resident West African population as the source of lawless activity in the region. Given the dynamic nature of West African criminal networks in the region and their apparent rapid growth, such a study ...

The illegal drug trade: An international foreign policy imperative

" This paper aims to demonstrate the extent to which the illegal drug trade has become a foreign policy issue and argues that all states, including South Africa, are required to respond to it. On the one hand, failure to act decisively is likely t...

A Case Study of the Ivory Park Community Work Programme

The CWP provides two days of work per week (up to 100 days per year) to unemployed people who have been enrolled into the programme. This enables participants to use the other three days to look for long-term employment and other opportunities. T...

Substance Abuse in South Africa, its Linkages with Gender Based Violence and Urban Violence

Substance abuse is a global phenomenon, and South Africa is not immune to this pervasive problem. While the state has enacted a number of policies and initiatives in an attempt to deal with substance abuse, it is important that South Africa desi...

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