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21 Apr 2017
 
 
Kenyan forces say 52 al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia
VIOLENCE
Kenyan troops killed 52 al Shabaab fighters in an attack on the militants' camp in southern Somalia on Friday, a military spokesperson said. Colonel Joseph Owuoth, spokesperson for Kenya Defence...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
FAMINE
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 12, 2017
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Making headlines: Mbalula says violence will not be tolerated at National Day of Action march ANC to celebrate Zuma's birthday in Kliptown And, DA demands Ekurhuleni mayor disciplined for warning...
 
 
Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
FOOD AID
The risk of mass starvation in four countries - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the United Nations refugee agency has warned. About...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
South Africans are learning that they're not that exceptional after all
THE CONVERSATION
There was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The “rainbow nation” was seen by many – including a lot of its own citizens – to be exceptional, having more in...
 
 
31 Mar 2017
 
Four countries face famine threat as global food crisis deepens
FAMINE
Global food crises worsened significantly in 2016 and conditions look set to deteriorate further this year in some areas with an increasing risk of famine, a report said on Friday. "There is a high...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Millions of children face starvation in Africa, Yemen
FOOD AID
Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned, urgently calling for nearly $255-million to...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 million
DROUGHT
The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three-million, the Red Cross said on Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens. Kenya is one...
 
 
 
 
Moyane says complaints about Sars damaging the economy
ECONOMY
South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane told MPs on Tuesday that attacks on the organisation were damaging the South African economy as it had led to lower levels of tax compliance....
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?
THE CONVERSATION
The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of international refugee law is the principle of...
 
 
Fighting Somali piracy: don’t get the next steps wrong
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
By any measure, Africa’s fight against terrorism has been a failure. Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in 1992, in the aftermath of a wave of violence from Islamist...
 
 
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...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
 
 
The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that. On 24...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
Brexit Europe, not Brexit Africa
INSTITUE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This means that dealing with conflict and facilitating sustainable peace should also focus on state-building and post-conflict reconstruction and development; including reform and capacity-building...
 
 
 
                       
 
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