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 Why has China invested so generously in tiny Djibouti, and why are Western governments worried?

Why has China invested so generously in tiny Djibouti, and why are Western governments worried?  

By: Sane Dhlamini     19th June 2017 China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000... 

 Back to the future for ANC foreign policy?

Back to the future for ANC foreign policy?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th June 2017 Later this month South Africa’s ruling party begins its five-yearly policy conference to determine the direction to be taken by the new African... 

 Is a single human rights body in SA’s best interest?

Is a single human rights body in SA’s best interest?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th June 2017 Ten years ago, South Africa’s Parliament formed a committee to review the country’s ‘Chapter 9’ and associated institutions tasked with supporting... 

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 Dear Theresa May: a counter-terrorism lesson from Africa

Dear Theresa May: a counter-terrorism lesson from Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th June 2017 An open letter cautions that human rights aren’t a barrier to fighting terrorism, but part of the solution. Dear Prime Minister, 

 Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative just a bedtime story?

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative just a bedtime story?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th June 2017 ‘Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed... 

 The Lord’s Resistance Army is far from finished

The Lord’s Resistance Army is far from finished

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th June 2017 The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over 700 people and displaced hundreds of civilians so far this year. In February alone it carried... 

 There’s more to Africa’s growth story than lagging income rates

There’s more to Africa’s growth story than lagging income rates

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th June 2017 As part of the ‘Africa rising’ narrative, much has been made of the continent’s growth story. The global recession of 2007/8 hit Africa hard, but... 

 Angola grapples with its DRC foreign policy problem

Angola grapples with its DRC foreign policy problem

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd June 2017 Congolese foreign minister Léonard She Okitundu has been touring the continent for the past few weeks in an attempt to rally African leaders’... 

 AMISOM needs a mandate for peace and development

AMISOM needs a mandate for peace and development

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st June 2017 The mandate of the African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officially expires today, 31 May. Although the AU Peace and Security Council... 

 South Africa’s parliamentary oversight finally comes into view

South Africa’s parliamentary oversight finally comes into view

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st May 2017 When Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the Eskom board appeared before South Africa’s Parliament last week, the country saw what proper... 

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