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30 September 2016
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29 Sep 2016
 
 
Where to after AGOA?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
America has been rather late coming to the pan-African party. It was only 2014 – some 14 years after China and Europe, and 21 years after Japan – that it created a forum for showcasing its...
 
 
28 Sep 2016
 
Political interference weakening the rule of law in SA
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
One of the founding values of democratic South Africa is ‘the supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law’. The World Justice Project defines ‘rule of law’ as ‘the process by which the laws...
 
 
27 Sep 2016
 
Ivory poaching: not just a conservation issue
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On Saturday, 24 September, Johannesburg welcomed delegates from around the world to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...
 
 
23 Sep 2016
 
Will changes in Boko Haram leadership revive local support?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Local support for the so-called West Africa Province of the Islamic State (more commonly referred to as Boko Haram) has always been a nebulous subject. Often measured in terms of recruitment, local...
 
 
22 Sep 2016
 
Magufuli reveals his true colours
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Not long ago, the hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDo? became a rallying cry across East African and continental social media, as ordinary African citizens hailed the astonishing first 100 days of...
 
 
21 Sep 2016
 
Use evidence, not fear, to counter terror
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Fear leads to bad policy and practice, because it prompts basic human instincts of fight or flight. These may bring short-term relief, but are counterproductive in the long run. Too many current...
 
 
20 Sep 2016
 
 
 
South Africa's politics of rage
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
There's something wrong with the way in which South Africans ‘do politics’. We are burning with rage. Ahead of the recent local government elections, Tshwane burnt as Luthuli House sought to impose...
 
 
15 Sep 2016
 
Term-limit changes the biggest threat to democracy in Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (92) is famous for quirky responses when asked why he has stayed in power since 1980. Asked by journalists whether it isn’t time he said farewell to the people of...
 
 
 
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