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The Problem of Presidential Pardon

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th January 2010 To pardon or not to pardon? And then who to pardon? These questions have occupied acres of column space, bloggers too numerous to tally and South... 

A New Attempt to Stabilise Eastern DRC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th January 2010 On 31 December 2009 the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (MONUC) and the Forces armées de la République Démocratique du... 

Firearm Amnesties: a Means to Reduce Violent Crime in South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th January 2010 On 11 January this year, the Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa formally announced the launch of a firearm amnesty, which will be in place until 11... 

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Yar’Adua’s Ailment a Test for Nigeria’s Democracy 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th January 2010 It has been seven weeks since Nigerian president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was flown from the country to Saudi Arabia for medical care. As days go by,... 

A Just Peace or Just Peace?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th January 2010 The international debate about the relationship between peace and justice has been especially sharp since the end of the Cold War and seemed to... 

Guinea’s Future Remains Uncertain After an Attempt to Kill Camara Failed

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th December 2009 A week after the assassination attempt against Guinea's military leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara has failed uncertainty reigns in the country.... 

The Storm in Africa’s Nuclear Tea Cup 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th December 2009 Maendeleo, a Swahili term for development has been the catchword on most African states' agendas for the better part of two decades. It is a force... 

Turning the Tide? Consideration of Efforts to Counter Corruption in the Department of Correctional Services

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th December 2009 Since the new administration took office in April this year government Ministries have been vocal about stopping corruption by civil servants and... 

The time to act is now”… or later: The rapid talking down of expectations for Copenhagen signals a lack of commitment on the part of industrialised countries 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th December 2009 In place of divide and rule tactics, a fundamental change of direction is needed to expand their targets and dump the market-based approach. 

Xenophobia, Civil Society and Piracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2009 Piracy off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean is now universally accepted as being linked to the "lawlessness, insecurity,... 

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