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9 December 2016
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08 Dec 2016
 
 
Drought in southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans
THE CONVERSATION
It is expected that temperatures in southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050. This is likely to cause heavy fluctuations of weather patterns and...
 
 
Jammeh loses his marbles
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘It is a sad day for all of Africa’s strong leaders when one of our own forgets to rig an election,’ tweeted ‘President Obiang’ last Friday. The Twitter account was presumably bogus, but the...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Castro’s death casts light on Africa’s relationship with its diaspora
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The death of long-time Cuban ruler Fidel Castro last month led to tributes for the larger-than-life revolutionary leader from across Africa. From the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa to...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
Where to from here for the UN in South Sudan?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has increasingly come under criticism for failing to achieve its core mandate – namely to protect civilians – following the July 2016 crisis in...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
Africa's future is urban
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Africa’s future is urban. Quality of life for Africa’s city dwellers will, however, directly depend on the quality of urban governance. Urbanisation can spur development but under current...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
Africa pushes for a 2017 ban on nuclear weapons
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 27 October, the First Committee of the United Nations (UN) passed L.41: ‘Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations’. The resolution calls for negotiations to take place next...
 
 
30 Nov 2016
 
Land privatisation and climate change are costing rural Kenyans
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Eddah Senetoi lives with her son in the small pastoralist community of Elangata Waus. They keep cows, goats, sheep and donkeys to buy food and pay school fees. For her and other pastoralists living...
 
 
29 Nov 2016
 
How ECOWAS has got peacebuilding right
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been at the forefront of West African peace and security efforts. This has been challenging given that security threats in the region have...
 
 
 
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