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5 September 2015
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04 Sep 2015
 
 
Buhari's make or break strategy against Boko Haram
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 5 September 2015, Muhammadu Buhari will mark the first 100 days of his presidency. As expectations are high, particularly regarding his strategy and actions against Boko Haram, these first 100...
 
 
03 Sep 2015
 
Sea Fever: Swaziland's quest for maritime power
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
King Canute famously tried to order the waves to retreat. Now Swaziland’s King Mswati proposes to go one better, by ordering them to advance. Last month his Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade...
 
 
02 Sep 2015
 
Dead or alive: the seven lives of Boko Haram's leader
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Early in August 2015, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, announced the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and a possible change in the militant group’s leadership. A purported picture of...
 
 
01 Sep 2015
 
How to train a peacebuilder
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In Bamako, Mali’s lush capital, it’s not hard to spot soldiers. This is a nation that has been on a war footing since 2012, and there are plenty of military men marching around the city: a large...
 
 
31 Aug 2015
 
Women in maritime: 2015 is Africa's year for change
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 26 August, Lieutenant Commander Zimasa Mabela took command of the SAS Umhloti, a South African Navy Mine Counter Measure Vessel. In doing so, she became the first woman to take charge of a South...
 
 
28 Aug 2015
 
Crunch-time: is 2015 really the year of the woman?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Certain moments in time act as rallying points for particular issues. For gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s participation, 2015 is one of those points. The year marks the 20th...
 
 
27 Aug 2015
 
The US nudges Africa towards economic independence
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
It costs almost US$4 500 to transport a container from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, across about four kilometres of the Congo River, to Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of...
 
 
26 Aug 2015
 
In the debate towards nuclear disarmament, where are all the women?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This year marks seven decades since the use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Commemorating this devastating event raises critical questions about efforts to eliminate and curb the...
 
 
 
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