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23 October 2014
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23 Oct 2014
 
 
The case of Simone Gbagbo: a test for domestic jurisdiction
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
As the long-awaited court case against Côte d’Ivoire’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, and a large number of party officials starts in Abidjan this week, Ivorians will be reminded of the dark...
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22 Oct 2014
 
Renamo's renaissance, and civil war as election strategy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In 2009, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) recorded its worst ever showing in an election. Its candidate, rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, was trying so hard to play the respectable...
 
 
21 Oct 2014
 
The roots of radicalism should inform government's response to terror
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Until now, there has been very little research into why young Kenyan and Somali men join al-Shabaab and the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC). This has led to limited understanding among government...
 
 
20 Oct 2014
 
The business of peacebuilding: what role for the private sector?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The private sector has a role to play in post-conflict reconstruction and development, but any engagements must be approached with caution. This is one of the core findings of a recently launched...
 
 
17 Oct 2014
 
Ravalomanana gatecrashes the party
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Ousted Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana gambled big when he flew home under the political – and also, presumably, the military – radar on Sunday. For a moment it looked like his gamble had...
 
 
15 Oct 2014
 
The future belongs to Africa, if ...
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The debate on Africa has shifted from entrenched Afro-pessimism, to frantic Afro-optimism and more recently ‘Afro-realism,’ an alternative buzzword most recently used by Mo Ibrahim, Chairman of the...
 
 
14 Oct 2014
 
Time to rethink the governance of natural resources
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
As the world’s economies jostle for increased access to Africa’s natural resources, there have been renewed concerns over how the continent can ensure maximum beneficiation, which will propel...
 
 
13 Oct 2014
 
Investors hold their breath as Mozambique votes
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique might not be the most recognisable leader on the African continent. Few would be able to pick him out in a group photograph of Africa’s strongmen. Yet he has...
 
 
 
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