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November 17, 2016
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Ambassador Jaime de Bourbon de Parme in NCID's Weekly Seminar series. Pictured in the atrium of the ICS.

“Minerals do not cause conflict. However, they serve as the fuel that ignites them,” was Prince Jaime de Bourbon Parme’s response to one of the questions he was asked during his conference at the Navarra Center for International Development on natural resources, presently one of the most important factors considered when analyzing international conflicts. Despite his youth, the Prince has extensive experience in diplomacy. His work has taken him to various c...

November 02, 2016
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It is estimated that 11 million Syrians have fled their country since the beginning of the civil war in March 2011. Amongst those escaping their homes, the vast majority have sought refuge in neighbouring countries –4.9 million according to UNHCR[i]– while 1 million have requested asylum to Europe, creating a humanitarian crisis that has sown of refugee camps many countries. <...

October 18, 2016
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Protests in South Africa have turned violent after the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) allowed universities to increase fees up to 8%. Activists since been demanding free education through their social media campaign #FeesMustFall. As part of their riot control measures, the police have resorted to rubber bullets and stun grenades, which has resulted in injured students and several arrests. To date, there has been one fatal incident , albeit of a bystander. A janitorial employee at the University of the Witwatersrand, als...

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