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29 July 2014
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29 Jul 2014
 
 
South Sudan crisis: is there hope for a durable solution?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation, having come into existence on 9 July 2011. The state emerged from decades of civil war with Khartoum, which ended in 2005 when the Comprehensive Peace...
 
 
28 Jul 2014
 
New code of ethics for MPs: the good news and the bad news
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Parliament lies at the heart of our new democracy. The standards it keeps, or does not keep, are crucial to the wellbeing of the whole nation. Parliament should therefore not have to be...
 
 
25 Jul 2014
 
Surrender or tactical deceit - has the FDLR really given up the fight?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Is the UN’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), which famously routed the M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last year, now snatching defeat from the jaws of a complete...
 
 
24 Jul 2014
 
Playing for time in the South Sudan peace process
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediation process in South Sudan hit another hurdle when talks that were meant to resume on 22 June 2014 were adjourned indefinitely. This...
 
 
23 Jul 2014
 
Avoiding victors' justice in Cote d'Ivoire
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Senegal’s Minister of Justice, Sidiki Kaba, calls the interplay between politics and justice an ‘explosive relationship.’ This turbulent liaison is one that has haunted many post-conflict...
 
 
22 Jul 2014
 
Is cantonment the key to success in Mali's negotiations?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Peace talks between the government of Mali and northern rebel groups started in Algiers last week. If they are to succeed, the focus should be on effectively initiating the ‘cantonment’ of...
 
 
18 Jul 2014
 
Shanghaied in Fortaleza: South Africa discovers its place in the Brics pecking order
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The verb ‘shanghai’ is defined by the Oxford dictionary as ‘to put into … an awkward situation by trickery’. Trickery might be putting it a bit strongly. But is South Africa keeping its...
 
 
17 Jul 2014
 
Lesotho's interparty talks: more turbulence ahead?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
After nearly three rounds of interparty talks between Lesotho’s government coalition partners – the All Basotho Convention (ABC), the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the Basotho...
 
 
 
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