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25 May 2016
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24 May 2016
 
 
Is the APRM a poisoned chalice?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is showing new signs of life. With the nomination earlier this year of well-known South African academic, Eddy Maloka, as new head of the APRM, things are...
 
 
20 May 2016
 
Children, not terrorists
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A recent report by The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on the impact of Boko Haram on children in Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon offers insight into the devastating effects...
 
 
19 May 2016
 
Commanding the Sahara to retreat
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The blueprint for the Great Green Wall is nothing if not ambitious. Quite Canute-like, it would seem. The aim is to plant a forest of trees about 15km wide, snaking some 7 77km from Senegal on the...
 
 
18 May 2016
 
As Kabila eyes another term, the AU must speak up
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Nineteen years ago today, on 17 May 1997, Laurent Désiré Kabila overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko, the president of what was then Zaire. Although he was supported by a regional coalition that had the...
 
 
17 May 2016
 
The business of stability
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Africa today has fewer conflicts than in the past, though violence continues to hold back development and generate significant costs to governments, business and societies. Preventing conflict and...
 
 
16 May 2016
 
Governments and business must do more to combat Africa's biggest threat
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The biggest threat to peace and development in Africa is not terrorism, drought, HIV/AIDS or malaria. Africa’s biggest threat is corruption. Corruption is also Africa’s biggest terror risk, and its...
 
 
12 May 2016
 
SA local government elections: EFF rising while ANC dithers
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Disclaimer: a full stadium does not necessarily translate into votes. Two weekends ago, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) put on what can only be described as a very impressive show. First to...
 
 
11 May 2016
 
Protectors turned predators
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A country emerging out of violent conflict is often supported by peace operations, where the primary job of peacekeepers is to keep warring factions at bay and protect civilians as mandated by the...
 
 
 
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