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30 March 2017
                       
 
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29 Mar 2017
 
 
Le Pen and France’s anti-terrorism strategy in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
French politicians have a long history of displaying their links with Francophone African leaders to boost their ‘presidential’ standing back home; and the current race to the polls has been no...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Protecting Schools from Military Use – Law, Policy, and Military Doctrine
RECOMMENDATION
This report collects recent and historic examples of laws, court decisions, military orders, policies, and practice by governments, armed forces, non-state armed groups, and courts aimed at...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Livelihood strategies of Central African refugees in Cameroon
RECOMMENDATION
Over the past ten years, Cameroon has admitted tens of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). Most have settled outside camps, with 70% living in rural,...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
South African maize production doubles despite droughts worsening across East Africa
MAIZE
As drought and worsening food security hits swathes of East Africa, maize harvests in Southern Africa, previously slashed by El Niño, are forecast to recover this year, with South Africa’s output...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by President of South Africa and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on the occasion of Armed Forces Day, Durban (21/02/2017)
Topics
Let me begin by extending our deepest condolences to the families of the three naval officers and three staff members of the Department of Public Works who lost their lives tragically late last...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
$1.8bn election costs 'too expensive' – DRC budget minister
ELECTIONS
There are doubts the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold the agreed presidential elections this year after an official reportedly revealed that the country will not be able to afford the...
 
 
Central African Republic clashes continue to plague security situation
SECURITY
Despite the improving security situation in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), concerns remain in other parts of the country, the top United Nations peacekeeping official...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Africa cannot afford ‘Business as usual’ under new AUC chair
SAIIA
So much has been said about Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s term as Chairperson of the African Union Commission already, that regardless where one sits in estimation of her, good or bad, she certainly...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
Mohammed goes to the mountain
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Sounding a bit like Evita singing Don’t Cry for me Argentina (‘…the truth is I never left you’), Morocco’s King Mohammed VI made an emotional return to the bosom of Africa this week. ‘It is so good...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
28th AU Summit: ECOWAS raised the bar, but will others follow?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya Jammeh to step down, has been widely hailed by democrats. The...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
ICC expands definition of war crimes to cover combatants in the same armed forces
THE CONVERSATION
The international law of armed conflict seeks to protect civilians and those no longer taking part in hostilities from the worst effects of war. Serious violations of these laws covering armed...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
Hollande’s swansong in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
French President François Hollande took a big risk by insisting that the 27th Africa-France summit, which he will co-chair, should be held this week in Bamako, capital of Mali. Mali is certainly a...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
Child victim or brutal warlord? ICC weighs the fate of Dominic Ongwen
THE CONVERSATION
The trial of Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is like none other springing from the killing fields of the Great Lakes of Africa. These include the...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
South Africa's foreign policy has been at sixes and sevens – here's why
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s notice to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has once again raised questions about the ethics of its foreign policy. Responses to the move have highlighted...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
 
                       
 
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