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 Is Islamic State in West Africa becoming more hardline?

Is Islamic State in West Africa becoming more hardline?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th November 2018 Recent activities by Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), the Boko Haram faction that replaced Abubakar Shekau as leader in 2016, have raised... 

The popular, populism and the crisis of representation

The popular, populism and the crisis of representation

By: Raymond Suttner     28th November 2018 Democracy is often discussed in a way that seriously limits our understanding of its theory and practice. This was very evident in the Cold War... 

Weighing up South Africa's family policy: what does and doesn't work

Weighing up South Africa's family policy: what does and doesn't work

28th November 2018 South Africa is one of a small number of developing countries that’s formulated a national policy focused on families. A family policy, broadly... 

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 Are South African police salaries fair?

Are South African police salaries fair?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th November 2018 The South African Police Service (SAPS) wants to re-enlist former police officers. But are police salaries good enough to entice former officers... 

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

27th November 2018 South Africa’s Constitution protects everyone’s right to access adequate housing. This principle was spelled out in law when the Court issued a... 

Is South Africa's Constitutional Court protecting democracy?

Is South Africa's Constitutional Court protecting democracy?

27th November 2018 A recent decision by South Africa’s Constitutional Court on the right to peaceful protest has drawn renewed attention to its role in safeguarding... 

Yes, Nigeria is the world’s ‘highest producer of HIV-infected babies’

Yes, Nigeria is the world’s ‘highest producer of HIV-infected babies’

By: Africa Check     27th November 2018 Under the headline “Nigeria highest producer of HIV-infected babies”, the Sun newspaper reported on a new project to prevent the virus from being... 

 Protecting Botswana’s elephants isn’t a numbers game

Protecting Botswana’s elephants isn’t a numbers game

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th November 2018 In September this year, Elephants Without Borders (EWB) director Dr Mike Chase released a statement about the discovery of 87 elephant carcasses... 

Securing Ramaphosa’s presidency – at what cost?

Securing Ramaphosa’s presidency – at what cost? 

By: Raymond Suttner     26th November 2018 There is no need to recapitulate in detail the expectations that many people cherished for the Cyril Ramaphosa presidency. Many of these were not... 

 SA prepares for a historic about-turn on human rights foreign policy

SA prepares for a historic about-turn on human rights foreign policy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd November 2018 On 12 January 2007, just a few days after taking its seat for the first time on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, South Africa voted... 

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