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28 March 2017
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27 Mar 2017
 
 
Fighting Somali piracy: don’t get the next steps wrong
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
By any measure, Africa’s fight against terrorism has been a failure. Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in 1992, in the aftermath of a wave of violence from Islamist...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
Buhari’s mystery illness unsettles the country and the continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
You know things are going badly when even your wife criticises the way you are running the country – publicly. Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari recently told BBC that if her husband, Muhammadu,...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
SA Parliament seeking fresh ways to oversee the executive
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The recent enquiry from the South African Parliament into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) exposed the public broadcaster for its flouting of process; the board for its...
 
 
AU to keep building on progress to curb WMD
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In 2016, the United Nations (UN) 1540 Committee conducted a major exercise with two clear aims: firstly, to take stock of the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540, and secondly, to...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
 
 
The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that. On 24...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
Brexit Europe, not Brexit Africa
INSTITUE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This means that dealing with conflict and facilitating sustainable peace should also focus on state-building and post-conflict reconstruction and development; including reform and capacity-building...
 
 
 
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