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23 February 2017
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Supporting families is essential for inclusive economic growth in SA
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A recent study by Save the Children South Africa found that in 2015, the loss in human capital due to experiences of violence in childhood was estimated to be approximately R238 billion (or 6% of...
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21 Feb 2017
 
Military policing of Parliament: what does SA law say?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Shortly before his annual State of the Nation address earlier this month, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma announced that he had authorised the ‘employment’ of 441 members of the South African...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Will the AU impact Morocco more than Morocco will impact the AU?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
For the first time, a red flag with a green five-pointed star hangs outside the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa. After 33 years in the continental wilderness, Morocco is finally back...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
‘Regrettable mayhem’ and SONA 2017
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘I must declare upfront that the mayhem that transpired in this House last Thursday is highly regrettable.’ That’s how Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s (other) ICC strategy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
Somalia’s elections herald unexpected fresh start
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Somalia’s indirect elections concluded on a positive note last Wednesday, after Parliamentarians (who are appointed by clan members and regional leaders) voted for a president. Surprise challenger...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Boko Haram in 2016: a highly adaptable foe
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last year marked the seventh year since Boko Haram re-merged following a heavy-handed crackdown on the group in July 2009. Since then, the outfit has employed violence in Nigeria and the...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Kenya’s opposition needs more than a coalition to win the polls
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If the last couple of years have taught us anything about democracy in Africa, it is that coalitions are the key to electoral success for opposition parties. Look at Nigeria, where opposition...
 
 
 
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