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GAIN Issues Briefings

The following articles and posts comprise the Issues Briefings of the African Civil Society Governance and AIDS Initiative (GAIN). The Issues Briefs were published regularly from 2004 until October 2007, drawing on contributions from all members of the network.

AIDS and Governance Briefing: Special Edition on Policing

October 11th, 2007

A special edition of the African Civil Society Governance and AIDS Initiative Briefing on Policing can be accessed here
This edition includes research commissioned by Justice Africa in Benin and South Africa:
Masuku: South Africa
Gabriel-Nelson: Beningain-brief-october-2007.pdf

AIDS and Governance Brief No.10

May 3rd, 2007

HIV/AIDS, DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA: A RETROSPECT OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
GAIN ISSUES BRIEF NO. 10; May 2007
In This Edition
1. Overview
2. AIDS and Power Bookblog
3. South Africa/Mbeki
4. Circumcision
5. Global Health Roundtable
6. AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative Update
Overview
1) An important new initiative has been established focusing on the well-being of children in nations with high rates of HIV infection. The Joint Learning [...]

Review: The Political Management of HIV and AIDS in South Africa

November 29th, 2006

Review of Pieter Fourie “The Political Management of HIV and AIDS in South Africa: One Burden Too Many?”
At August’s International Aids Conference in Toronto the South African government once again came under fire from AIDS activists – and from a senior UN official – for its continually inadequate response to a growing AIDS epidemic. UN [...]

AIDS and Governance Issues Brief No.9

November 29th, 2006

In This Edition
1. Overview/Toronto 2006
2. South African AIDS policy
3. The G8 and HIV/AIDS
4. Male circumcision
5. Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis
6. AIDS and the MDGs – a pre-emptive assessment
7. HIV/AIDS, Police Services and Other Non-Military Uniformed Services
Overview/Toronto 2006
1.) Twenty-five years since the first isolation of HIV/AIDS by the Centers for Disease Control in the United States, [...]

GAIN Issues Brief No.8

June 1st, 2006

The Jacob Zuma rape trial and acquittal has dominated the South African news agenda for several months. Thabo Mbeki had fired Zuma, a senior ANC cadre who spent part of the early-1970s on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela, as Deputy President in June 2005 for his complicity in a financial scandal involving his advisor Schabir Shaik.