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23 February 2017
                       
 
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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...
 
 
Four famines mean 20-million may starve in the next six months
FAMINE
More than 20-million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, United Nations World Food Programme chief...
 
 
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
 
03 Jan 2017
 
Dlamini-Zuma outlines AU achievements in New Year message
News
The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has released her new year’s message, praising progress in implementing the continent’s Agenda 2063 plan but also...
 
 
19 Dec 2016
 
Central African Republic diamond audit mooted
DIAMONDS
A request for proposals has been issued for the audit of rough diamond stockpiles in the rehabilitating Central African Republic (CAR). A key condition is that the audit be conducted under the...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Resetting South Africa’s Foreign Policy
OPINION
Nelson Mandela had a clear idea of what South Africa’s foreign policy should focus on. ‘Human rights,’ he wrote before taking power in 1994, ‘will be the light that guides our foreign affairs.’...
 
 
 
                       
 
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