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 The silent destruction of Senegal’s last forests

The silent destruction of Senegal’s last forests

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th January 2019 Senegal’s Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests.... 

 How Uganda and UNHCR failed refugees

How Uganda and UNHCR failed refugees

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th January 2019 Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population and is heralded as a model of progressive refugee policies. But damning 2018 reports have revealed... 

 Will this election change the DRC?

Will this election change the DRC?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th January 2019 With the announcement this weekend that the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) ruling party had won a substantial majority in the national... 

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Somalia shoots itself in the foot

Somalia shoots itself in the foot

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th January 2019 The decision by the Somali government to expel United Nations (UN) Special Envoy to the country Nicholas Haysom last week speaks volumes about why... 

 Going fast or going far?

Going fast or going far?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th January 2019 A popular African proverb says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.’ The proverb could describe the dynamics... 

 South Sudan: ‘Whose power are they sharing anyway?’

South Sudan: ‘Whose power are they sharing anyway?’

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th January 2019 The signing in September 2018 of a new peace agreement between the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, main rebel leader Riek Machar and... 

 Why are women still so unsafe?

Why are women still so unsafe?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th January 2019 Violence against women is an indicator of how prone societies are towards violence. Almost two decades since countries across the world adopted... 

 South Africa’s Presidency must drive safety

South Africa’s Presidency must drive safety

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th January 2019 South Africa has not had a formal national policy to improve public safety since 2004. This changed in 2016 when cabinet adopted the White Paper on... 

 Should Africa back World Trade Organisation reforms?

Should Africa back World Trade Organisation reforms?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th December 2018 There is an air of resignation to failure at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. Long-stuck trade negotiations and a recent eruption of a... 

 Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly

Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th December 2018 On 26 November a South African police officer shot and killed his wife and her brother in a Durban divorce court before turning the gun on himself.... 

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