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24 November 2014
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21 Nov 2014
 
 
Ramaphosa takes the gap
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
As President Jacob Zuma, like the Cheshire cat, vanishes steadily from public view, leaving behind (so far) only his trademark grin, his deputy is filling the vacuum. Both domestically and...
 
 
20 Nov 2014
 
Poachers without borders
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Worldwide, the value of organised environmental crime is estimated to be between US$70 and US$213 billion annually. Global development assistance, by comparison, is estimated at US$135 billion per...
 
 
19 Nov 2014
 
The real value of the Zimbabwe torture ruling
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The South African Police Service (SAPS) really doesn’t want to investigate torture in Zimbabwe. When the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwean Exiles Forum (ZEF) first asked...
 
 
18 Nov 2014
 
Identity politics at work in Gabon
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The nationality and parentage of heads of state is a sensitive issue all over the world, and especially in Africa. For years, those in power in Côte d’Ivoire, for example, maintained that President...
 
 
17 Nov 2014
 
Zambia wades into succession morass
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On Thursday 13 November, the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) convened a landmark Central Committee meeting to elect a new candidate in preparation for the country’s presidential elections. This follows...
 
 
14 Nov 2014
 
In Africa's biological war, avoid friendly fire
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Dr Cyril Broderick, former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry, claimed in a recent article in the Daily Observer based in Monrovia,...
 
 
13 Nov 2014
 
Democracy and development under siege in Kenya
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Since independence in 1963, the government of Kenya has encouraged the development of indigenous non-profit organisations, self-help societies and community-based organisations. These organisations...
 
 
12 Nov 2014
 
The AU on Burkina Faso's 'Arab Spring'
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
During the 3 November meeting of the African Union’s (AU’s) Peace and Security Council (PSC) on Burkina Faso, the main focus was whether recent events there amounted to unconstitutional seizure of...
 
 
 
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