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 The role of women in West Africa’s violent extremist groups

The role of women in West Africa’s violent extremist groups  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th October 2018 Women’s involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known. However their role in the activities of the Group for the Support... 

 With SADC’s poor record of instilling democracy in member states, can it help stabilise Comoros?

With SADC’s poor record of instilling democracy in member states, can it help stabilise Comoros?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th October 2018 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) inherited a world of trouble when it accepted the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a... 

 Good mental healthcare should be part of peacebuilding

Good mental healthcare should be part of peacebuilding

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th October 2018 The negative impact of armed conflict on the mental health of combatants is well documented. But it wasn’t until about two decades ago that... 

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 Nene and the complex truth of State capture

Nene and the complex truth of State capture

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2018 The Zondo Commission of Inquiry’s slow reveal has gripped South Africans. The 2016 Public Protector’s report on State capture was revelatory but... 

 Time to put meat on the bones of South Africa’s foreign policy

Time to put meat on the bones of South Africa’s foreign policy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th October 2018 Last week was South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first real chance to present himself to the international community. Throughout his packed... 

 China’s salami slicing takes root in Africa

China’s salami slicing takes root in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd October 2018 Mass indignation greeted the revelation that South Africa was to receive a R370-billion ‘gift’ from China, amid criticism about the lack of... 

 Boko Haram exposes the cracks in Nigeria’s military strategy

Boko Haram exposes the cracks in Nigeria’s military strategy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd October 2018 For nearly three years the Nigerian government has stuck to its claim that it has ‘technically defeated’ Boko Haram. Recently though, the terror... 

 How serious is the African Union about democracy?

How serious is the African Union about democracy?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st October 2018 Most African countries now hold regular elections, albeit often flawed and contested. Fewer coups on the continent are largely the result of the... 

 Forecasting for peace

Forecasting for peace

27th September 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa has made important peace and security gains over the past two decades. Large-scale political violence has declined and fewer... 

 Africa, and the world, need safer seas and shipping

Africa, and the world, need safer seas and shipping

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th September 2018 Most of the world’s trade is by sea, but this has not made it any easier to achieve safer and environmentally friendly shipping, or good labour... 

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