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22 January 2017
                       
 
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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.’...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
Judgement reserved in DA’s bid to halt ICC withdrawal
POLITICS
The High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday reserved judgement in the Democratic Alliance’s (DA's) application to have South Africa’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court...
 
 
 
 
DA bid to halt ICC withdrawal premature: Government
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA's) application to have the process of withdrawing South Africa from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) halted is premature, the High Court in...
 
 
29 Nov 2016
 
Half of Central African Republic in need of humanitarian assistance
AID
With nearly half the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) in need of humanitarian assistance, some $400-million is required over the coming year to shore up relief efforts that will be...
 
 
 
 
‘Turning a blind eye’: the policy response to Rohingya refugees in Malaysia
RECOMMENDATION
At the end of October 2016, there were 150,669 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia; 54,856 of whom were Rohingya....
 
 
23 Nov 2016
 
UN calls for immediate ceasefire in Central African Republic
VIOLENCE
United Nations (UN) Integrated Multifaceted Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday continued to patrol the streets of Bria in the Central African Republic...
 
 
17 Nov 2016
 
Sticking with the ICC is Africa’s best shot at reform
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Today, 16 November, the 15th Session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) kicks off in The Hague. This year, it will not be business...
 
 
16 Nov 2016
 
Zuma tries to revive ACIRC, but will it work?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last week, South African President Jacob Zuma attended a summit meeting in Addis Ababa with those leaders who volunteered to be part of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises...
 
 
15 Nov 2016
 
South Africa’s conflict prevention efforts must be more strategic
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South Africa appears to be at a crossroads in defining its foreign policy priorities; particularly in terms of its peace and security engagements in Africa. On the one hand, the country still...
 
 
 
                       
 
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