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24 April 2014
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24 Apr 2014
 
 
Burundi: ignoring the problem won't make it go away
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In what looks like a classic case for the African Union’s (AU’s) early-warning mechanisms, alarm bells are growing louder over the political tensions in Burundi. Detentions, human rights...
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22 Apr 2014
 
Somalia: why orthodox aid policy must give way to battlefield reality
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Jens Mjaugedal, Special Envoy of Norway to Somalia, is frustrated… which is hardly surprising given his mission to try to turn Somalia, which has officially been the world’s most failed state...
 
 
17 Apr 2014
 
What does ensuring SADC's maritime security mean for South Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South Africans shudder when they hear about arms deals. The ill-fated Seriti commission of inquiry, instituted by President Jacob Zuma in 2011, is doing little to placate their fears. In general,...
 
 
16 Apr 2014
 
Are foreign-owned private security companies a threat to South Africa's national security?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The South African Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, is on record as saying that foreign ownership of private security companies is a threat to national security. However, to date there has been...
 
 
15 Apr 2014
 
A glimmer of hope for victims of sexual and gender-based crime in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
For decades, women and girls in Africa have been victims of rape, sexual slavery and other brutal forms of sexual and gender-based violence. In a continent rife with various forms of conflict, such...
 
 
14 Apr 2014
 
Rwanda and France: the blame-game continues
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame doesn’t often speak French. But at the 20th anniversary commemoration of the 1994 genocide on 7 April, he paused a moment during his speech – in English and...
 
 
11 Apr 2014
 
Kia Picanto becomes Range Rover: Nigeria overtakes South Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If there’s one thing more revealing than a tweet, it’s a deleted tweet. After Nigeria announced on Sunday that its economy had nearly doubled, soaring to US$509 billion and overtaking South...
 
 
10 Apr 2014
 
Rwanda: twenty years later
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Someone visiting Kigali these days would have great difficulty imagining that exactly 20 years ago, streets, ditches and latrines were filling up with decomposing corpses of the enemies of the Hutu...
 
 
 
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