Ian Black

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Egypt: Second revolution sets a dangerous precedent

The army's "road map" is for a civilian, technocratic government and a short transitional period to be followed by new elections.

Egyptian opposition’s rap sheet against Morsi

Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi stands accused of failing to govern democratically and being autocratic and incompetent.

Morsi remains stubborn: What happens next in Egypt?

With Egypt's president looking increasingly isolated after being pressured to step down, here are three possible scenarios for the country.

Assad’s end could be nigh

As the power shifts on the ground, the CIA is predicting it could be in eight to 10 weeks.

One step forward, two steps back for Tunisia

The government is reversing progress on human rights in Tunisia following last year's Arab Spring revolution, Amnesty International has warned.

Mohamed Morsi: A spectacular balancing act

Egypt's president has the ability to dominate domestic politics. Now he has to find a way to appease the US after the embassy attack.

Hunt on for Libya bombers

The United States has vowed to avenge the consulate attack that killed its ambassador and would work alongside the Libyan government.

Ambassador’s death: Justice will be done, vows Obama

Barack Obama has underscored the bond between the US and Libya, but vowed to hunt down those behind the possibly premeditated killing of the US envoy.

Syria: Evidence of torture and abuse ready for future use

Most of the torture victims interviewed were young men between 18 and 35, but they also included children, women and the elderly.

Brotherhood win is the better outcome of two extremes

Victory for Mohamed Morsi in Egypt's presidential race is a landmark in a dramatic post-revolutionary transition, writes Ian Black.

Egypt’s president moves cautiously

Mohamed Morsi won't make drastic foreign policy changes - his biggest challenge lies at home, writes Ian Black.

Russia accused of supplying Syria with attack helicopters

The crisis in Syria has deepened after the US publicly accused Russia of giving attack helicopters to President Bashar Al-Assad's regime.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!