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Zimbabwe beware: the military is looking after its own interests, not democracy

Zimbabwe beware: the military is looking after its own interests, not democracy

Updated 3 hours ago November 2017 will go down in the history of Zimbabwe as the beginning of the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37 year tyranny. A tumultuous week finally... 

Peacekeepers and sexual abuse: A persistent stain on the United Nations’ image

Peacekeepers and sexual abuse: A persistent stain on the United Nations’ image

21st November 2017 The sexual abuse and exploitation of women – in war and peacetime – is one of the most widespread and overlooked phenomena. Frequently exposed to... 

Lessons for South Africa's Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe's misfortunes

Lessons for South Africa's Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe's misfortunes

21st November 2017 President Robert Mugabe’s endgame in Zimbabwe holds various lessons for his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, as the latter too, considers his... 

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What South Africa's Reserve Bank can -- and can't -- do about illicit financial flows

What South Africa's Reserve Bank can -- and can't -- do about illicit financial flows

21st November 2017 Developing nations are facing a rising wave of illicit financial flows and money laundering. In South Africa the country’s Reserve Bank is at the... 

 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 The next moment, she has withdrawn them, folding them in towards her body.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.... 

South Africa and Zimbabwe – two countries with tangled destinies

South Africa and Zimbabwe – two countries with tangled destinies

20th November 2017 “South Africa the land of milk and NO HANI” - a statement in yellow graffiti that remains a vivid memory from my early nineties youth. It appeared... 

Options on the table as South Africa wrestles with funding higher education

Options on the table as South Africa wrestles with funding higher education

20th November 2017 A report into the feasibility of offering free higher education at South Africa’s universities has finally been released. It has been nearly two... 

How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

20th November 2017 South Africa’s unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography... 

Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

17th November 2017 The military has taken control of the national broadcaster, troops are in the streets and the president is being held in a secure environment. All... 

 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... 

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