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6 March 2015
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05 Mar 2015
 
 
Business as unusual: Goodluck Jonathan privatises Nigerian relations with South Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
It was ironic, to say the least, that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s government turned down President Jacob Zuma’s proposal for a South Africa-inspired African Union (AU) rapid response to...
 
 
04 Mar 2015
 
Mauritania joins the Biological Weapons Convention
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Earlier this year, on 28 January, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania acceded to the Biological Weapons Convention (the BWC – formally named the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,...
 
 
03 Mar 2015
 
When I grow up I want to be corrupt!
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A lack of accountability by senior officials and politicians, combined with perceptions of high levels of corruption, could prove detrimental to the future prospects of young South Africans. Fraud...
 
 
02 Mar 2015
 
 
 
President Zuma ignores increasing violent crime in his state of the nation address
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The state of the nation speech is an opportunity for the sitting president of South Africa to build confidence in the government and rally collective action to address key challenges. When it comes...
 
 
Secrecy and the politics of disruption
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In South Africa, we have stumbled upon a new trend: that of disrupting the business of legislatures, be it the national Parliament or provincial legislatures. It seems, though, that little was...
 
 
27 Feb 2015
 
Ebola is not over yet
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The announcement by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that children will be returning to school, and that borders with neighbouring countries will reopen, comes as a huge relief to everyone...
 
 
26 Feb 2015
 
Spy cables: supping with the devil
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South Africa’s secret service, the State Security Agency (SSA), has been caught with its pants down (to the great amusement of the South African public) by a flood of revelations about its...
 
 
25 Feb 2015
 
UN peacekeeping review: change, or more of the same?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Peacekeeping operations, and their effectiveness, have long been subject to public scrutiny. Late last year, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a High-Level Independent...
 
 
 
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