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Africa: South Africa Needs a Concrete Brics Strategy

UfaEggBy Peter Draper and Mzukisi Qobo*

J’BURG, South Africa, July 07, 2015 (Business Day) -- Heads of State of the BRICS countries will gather in Ufa, Russia, this week for the grouping's seventh summit, which comes at a particularly challenging time for Russian diplomacy. Precipitated by the conflict in Ukraine, Russia is barred from Group of Seven/Group of Eight processes and increasingly estranged from the West.

Read more... Tuesday, 07 July 2015 14:11
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BRICS And Africa: Can Africa Really Benefit From The BRICS?

AllBriBy Paul Frimpong

ACCRA, Ghana, June 30, 2015 (Modern Ghana) -- When Jim O'Neil, a former Goldman Sachs employee coined the acronym BRIC to represent the new forces of emerging markets making a lot of significant growth and development, little did he know that it was going to generate such a global attention especially at the inclusion of South Africa.

Read more... Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:55
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Africa: The Brics Academic Forum - a Preview of Issues for the 2015 Brics Summit

By Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

SOUTH AFRICA, June 30, 2015 (SAIIA) -- Some five weeks ago I attended the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Academic Forum in Moscow as part of the South African delegation. The discussions held there provide interesting insights into the future direction of the BRICS group.

Read more... Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:15
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Perceptions of China: Views from Africa, Latin America, and Europe

By Amadou Sy, Director, Africa Growth Initiative

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2015 (Brookings) -- China’s Asia-Pacific neighbors perceive its rise with a certain level of anxiety, stemming from China’s ambiguous strategic ambitions. Especially among some Asian countries and the United States, political and strategic concerns drive perceptions of China. According to the 2014 Pew Global Research survey, the percentages of people with a favorable view of China are as low as 35 percent in the United States and 7 percent in Japan.

Read more... Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:31
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Africa: Speech On the New Global Development Agenda: Russia's Role in It and Its Partnership With UNDP, Golden Collection Lecture

Helen-Clark-UNDPBy Helen Clark

NEW YORK, June 10, 2015 (UNDP) -- Many thanks for inviting me to speak in this Golden Collection speaker series in this critical year for development. In my comments today I will speak on the emerging post-2015 agenda, and on the important contribution Russia can make. I will also comment on the strong partnership Russia and UNDP are developing.

Read more... Wednesday, 10 June 2015 10:54
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South Africa Beyond the Brics

BRICSBankBy Memory Dube

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 20, 2015 (GEGAfrica) -- South Africa's role in global economic governance is mainly articulated through its membership of the G-20 and the BRICS grouping. The G-20 has emerged as the premier forum on global economic governance, while the BRICS countries have positioned themselves as a force for positive change in global economic affairs.

Read more... Monday, 20 April 2015 17:09

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