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23 May 2017
 
 
Are ISIS returnees a risk for South Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
With significant progress in the retaking of Mosul – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) last major stronghold in Iraq – and continued losses in Syria, many of ISIS’ foreign fighters are...
 
 
16 May 2017
 
DSS: David Mahlobo: Address by Minister of State Security, during the budget vote for Department of State Security Agency, Parliament, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
Honourable Chairperson and Members, during the celebration of 23 years of our hard-won freedom and democracy, H.E. President Zuma implored us into action as a nation to deal with the vestiges of...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
No end to military campaign in Syria
MILITARY ACTION
With fighting intensifying on numerous fronts in Syria over the past months, the top United Nations humanitarian official has urged consolidation of the nationwide ceasefire, most importantly a...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
 
“Going to the Toilet When You Want” – Sanitation as a Human Right
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“Nayla” (a pseudonym) was a 52-year-old teacher from Daraa, Syria, when anti-government protests began in March 2011. In 2012, she agreed to transport a military defector and was detained by...
 
 
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...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
 
 
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
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Each year on 15th January the Church draws attention to issues pertaining to various categories of displaced persons. On the secular calendar, 20th June is marked as World Refugee Day. Both days...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - March 07, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Parliament to consider final SABC inquiry report Trump signs new Muslim travel ban excluding Iraq And, Dlamini to face Scopa over grants crisis
 
 
Trump signs new Muslim travel ban excluding Iraq
TRAVEL BAN
US President Donald Trump has signed a revised travel ban that will temporarily halt entry to the US for people from six Muslim-majority nations. Under the order announced on Monday, a 90-day ban...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
 
 
The lives and livelihoods of Syrian refugees
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More than 4.7-million refugees have fled Syria, most of them to neighbouring countries including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. With 10% of Syrian refugees currently residing in camps, host...
 
 
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...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
How South Sudan's warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty
THE CONVERSATION
A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011. The...
 
 
Munich Security Conference: two elephants, one room
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
When the weekend-long Munich Security Conference kicked off on 17 February, two things were already clear. First, a new global world order could be in the offing, and second, the United States (US)...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
US protests grow against Trump's immigrant ban order
IMMIGRATION
Protests against right-wing US President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries have been held in cities across the US, including in New York City and...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
Trump to order limits on refugees and immigration
POLITICS
US President Donald Trump will sign executive orders restricting visas and immigration, as well as the entry of refugees,  making good on his signature campaign pledges, according to several media...
 
 
28th AU Summit: The continuing threat of terrorism in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Over the course of the past year, the African Union (AU) experienced a mixed bag of advances and setbacks in its efforts to curtail Islamic-inspired terrorism. As the 28th AU Summit kicks off in...
 
 
 
                       
 
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