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 Amnesty just one step towards silencing the guns

Amnesty just one step towards silencing the guns

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd October 2017 Last month the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) kicked off its amnesty period for the surrender of illegally owned arms. The... 

 Connecting Africa’s ships, ports and people

Connecting Africa’s ships, ports and people

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th September 2017 Today South Africa celebrates World Maritime Day, with the theme of ‘connecting ships, ports and people’. Maritime trade is Africa’s lifeblood, and... 

 #WhatWouldMagufuliDo? We’re just finding out

#WhatWouldMagufuliDo? We’re just finding out

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2017 There was a time in late 2015 and early 2016 – when Tanzania’s President John Magufuli had only just been elected – that the man they call ‘The... 

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 State capture – the corporate fallout

State capture – the corporate fallout

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th September 2017 As South Africa reels almost daily from allegations of ‘state capture’, the focus has mostly been on the accountability of those in power who have... 

 Local election observers are the ones who count

Local election observers are the ones who count

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st September 2017 Election observer missions are under fire after the recent Kenyan elections, which most observers declared free and fair – a verdict overturned by... 

 Is the media giving a voice to terrorists?

Is the media giving a voice to terrorists?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th September 2017 It has become an almost weekly ritual. A car driving through a crowd, a knife attack, a bombing and a perpetrator with vague links to a terrorist... 

 Turning Africa’s youth into peacebuilders

Turning Africa’s youth into peacebuilders

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th September 2017 Violent conflicts are prevalent in African countries with large youth populations such as Mali, Central African Republic and Somalia. In some... 

 Morocco and Algeria’s changing roles in managing migration

Morocco and Algeria’s changing roles in managing migration

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th September 2017 Algeria and Morocco are taking a central role in managing migration from Africa to Europe by legalising the stay of sub-Saharan African migrants.... 

 No time to waste in implementing Togo’s reforms

No time to waste in implementing Togo’s reforms

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th September 2017 Weeks after their first protest on 19 August that led to two deaths, opposition parties in Togo continue to maintain pressure on the government. As... 

 Africa must call for climate change solidarity at the UN

Africa must call for climate change solidarity at the UN

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th September 2017 The African Union (AU) has developed an insurance mechanism to help member countries in the case of extreme weather conditions and natural... 

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