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1 November 2014
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31 Oct 2014
 
 
Compaore's bid to extend his reign backfires in Burkina Faso
Institute for Security Studies
The vote on the controversial bill to change the Burkina Faso constitution to allow President Blaise Compaoré to run for a third term was scheduled for yesterday, 30 October, but ended up not...
 
 
30 Oct 2014
 
Good Khama, bad Khama?
Istitute for Security Studies
It does not seem to have fully registered, at least outside Botswana, that President Ian Khama’s ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), which has been in power since independence in 1966, lost its...
 
 
29 Oct 2014
 
Is military intervention in Libya the answer?
Institute for Security Studies
Three years after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, Libya is far from the democratic state many had envisioned and hoped for. Instead the country finds itself fragmented into an alarming...
 
 
28 Oct 2014
 
Algiers talks are Mali's best chance for peace
Institute for Security Studies
Talks in Algeria about the future stability of Mali were suspended at the end of last week. This came amid fears that the internal divisions among armed groups in the north of Mali could again...
 
 
27 Oct 2014
 
Increasing the momentum for police in African-led peacekeeping operations
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African-led peace support operations (PSOs) are increasingly deployed to missions in high-risk environments, which often require combat activities. These are also contexts where the United Nations...
 
 
24 Oct 2014
 
Nene fails to put his money where Zuma's mouth is
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In his belt-tightening medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene failed to provide the considerably increased finances that the South African National Defence...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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