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22 January 2017
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
Liberia’s journey to national ownership
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In October 2017, Liberia will hold what is expected to be a hotly contested election. The leaders of 22 political parties will be vying to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
THINK AGAIN: Can Burundi bury the ghosts of its troubled past?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last week, a mass grave was discovered in a village in central Burundi. Builders, breaking ground for a new school, uncovered the skeletal remains of more than 1 000 people who had been hastily...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
Elections in 2017: can the AU up its game?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The presidential elections that took place in Benin and Ghana in 2016 were thankfully peaceful and transparent. If it hadn’t been for the polls that led to a change of leadership in these two West...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Can the joint task force against Boko Haram stay the course?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Boko Haram’s latest incursions in Cameroon and Nigeria, specifically in the towns of Mora, Madagali and Maiduguri, claimed many victims – both military and civilian. The resurgence of attacks...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
Hollande’s swansong in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
French President François Hollande took a big risk by insisting that the 27th Africa-France summit, which he will co-chair, should be held this week in Bamako, capital of Mali. Mali is certainly a...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Buying time in the DRC?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 1 January, the Congolese population awoke to the surprising news that political actors in the country had signed a comprehensive political accord that sets elections for 2017, and stipulates...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Peering into a murky crystal ball; where will Africa be in 2030?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Africa will miss most of the internationally-agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the target date of 2030. But it might just reach ‘escape velocity’ enabling it to break out of its...
 
 
15 Dec 2016
 
Pretoria places Machar under 'house arrest'
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Is Pretoria advancing the faltering cause of peace in South Sudan by keeping veteran opposition leader Riek Machar under ‘house arrest’ in South Africa? Not everyone thinks so. Machar, who was...
 
 
 
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