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 The world’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission?

The world’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st December 2017 Batangafo is a small, nondescript town of about 20 000 people in north-west Central African Republic (CAR). It’s only a few hundred kilometres away... 

 Do foreigners really commit SA’s most violent crimes?

Do foreigners really commit SA’s most violent crimes?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th November 2017 Blaming undocumented foreign nationals for crime in South Africa is nothing new, despite the lack of evidence to back such perceptions. However the... 

 Commanding attention: a female al-Shabaab ex-commander speaks out

Commanding attention: a female al-Shabaab ex-commander speaks out

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th November 2017 ‘I have to go,’ she says. And is gone. A few moments later, he calls her back, as he has several times, and she talks some more – anxiously and... 

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 Are West Africa’s gunsmiths making violence cheap?

Are West Africa’s gunsmiths making violence cheap?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th November 2017 The trafficking and illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons are often discussed in the context of fuelling instability and insecurity... 

 The dark art of the coup

The dark art of the coup

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th November 2017 It was the most remarkably eventful week in Zimbabwean politics since independence in 1980. It started with the military seizing control on Tuesday... 

 The African Union’s chequered history with military coups

The African Union’s chequered history with military coups

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd November 2017 In the aftermath of the intervention by the military in Zimbabwe that led to the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, there was a strong call... 

 Nine years in an al-Shabaab camp: one woman’s story

Nine years in an al-Shabaab camp: one woman’s story

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st November 2017 Her arms lie outstretched on the table before her. The next moment, she has withdrawn them, folding them in towards her body. Her eyes focus.... 

 Good coup, bad coup?

Good coup, bad coup?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th November 2017 Uncertainty, intrigue and fake news have characterised recent days and events in Zimbabwe. Following the confirmation of a bloodless military coup... 

 Mali’s electoral cycle fraught with obstacles and instability

Mali’s electoral cycle fraught with obstacles and instability

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th November 2017 Mali is entering an electoral cycle comprising local and regional elections on 17 December and presidential and legislative elections in 2018. The... 

 Can new leaders fix Zimbabwe’s Potemkin economy?

Can new leaders fix Zimbabwe’s Potemkin economy?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th November 2017 When President Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party swept to victory in 2013, the resigned... 

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