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Banditry on the border needs joint Nigeria-Niger efforts

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th October 2023 Bandits have terrorised north-west Nigerians for about a decade, and attacks are rising. Rape and other sexual violence, abductions and killings... 

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Southern Africa’s security hinges on actioning its organised crime strategy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th October 2023 Organised crime in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) seems to be worsening. Porous borders, weak governance and development... 

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Africa’s three waves of coups

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd October 2023 The toppling of King Farouk in 1952 by the Egyptian army marked the beginning of military intervention to gain political power in Africa. Since... 

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ECOWAS support remains crucial for Guinea’s peaceful transition

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th October 2023 The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) seems focused on restoring constitutional order in Niger since the 26 July coup that ousted... 

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Decisive action lacking at UN-AU security consultations

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th October 2023 Africa’s stability is inextricably linked to international peace and security. For that reason, the African Union’s Peace and Security Council... 

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East Africa’s youth scammed by promises of overseas work

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th October 2023 On 23 May, Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) issued an arrest warrant for Wycliffe Onguti Magara. Magara had been identified as... 

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From ubuntu to gacaca: traditional justice could benefit Ethiopia’s transition

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th October 2023 Ethiopia has a wealth of traditional dispute-resolution mechanisms that help achieve reconciliation, mend fractured relationships and preserve... 

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Libya’s rival governments propose a merger to hold elections

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th October 2023 Libya has found itself in an anomalous predicament. Its two deeply divided and competing governments are in rare accord about how to take the riven... 

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Guinea’s new constitution: a platform for political stability?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th October 2023 Two years ago, military officers overthrew president Alpha Condé’s regime on 5 September 2021 – less than a year after he started his controversial... 

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Free to Grow: preventing family violence through workplace programmes

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th October 2023 A reported 293 children and 895 women were murdered in South Africa between April and June this year, according to the South African Police... 

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