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 Is the African Standby Force any closer to being deployed?

Is the African Standby Force any closer to being deployed?  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd November 2018 The African Union (AU)-directed African Standby Force (ASF) has not been deployed since its establishment in 2003. This is despite the AU’s... 

 A law isn't enough to stop domestic violence

A law isn't enough to stop domestic violence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st November 2018 Twenty years after the Domestic Violence Act was passed, intimate partner violence remains a serious problem in South Africa. Victims of domestic... 

 Stopping the spread of terror onto West Africa’s coast

Stopping the spread of terror onto West Africa’s coast

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st October 2018 A rising number of attacks by gunmen this year have shaken the eastern part of Burkina Faso, increasing insecurity in the area. Although no group... 

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 Ethiopia’s new president prioritises peace and democracy

Ethiopia’s new president prioritises peace and democracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th October 2018 Ethiopia has broken new ground on gender parity by appointing its first female head of state in the country’s modern history. This came a week... 

 Political vigilantism threatens stability in Ghana

Political vigilantism threatens stability in Ghana

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th October 2018 For over 25 years, Ghana has progressively entrenched democracy while maintaining relative peace and stability. It has gone through seven... 

 Is Islamist terrorism starting to emerge in South Africa?

Is Islamist terrorism starting to emerge in South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th October 2018 Since the start of this year a number of violent incidents that could hint at Islamist extremism have occurred in South Africa. Some analysts... 

 The ‘illegal migrant’ red herring

The ‘illegal migrant’ red herring

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th October 2018 According to Solly Msimanga, City of Tshwane mayor and Gauteng Province’s premier candidate for South Africa’s 2019 elections, ‘The ANC [ruling... 

 Rather than competing over Somalia’s limited resources, political leaders should focus on growing the overall pie.

Rather than competing over Somalia’s limited resources, political leaders should focus on growing the overall pie.

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd October 2018 The announcement by Somalia’s Federal Member States in September that they’ve suspended cooperation with the Federal Government of Somalia has... 

 The proxy battle for Africa’s Indian Ocean states

The proxy battle for Africa’s Indian Ocean states

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd October 2018 Renowned for sunshine, tourism and beaches, the tiny island nations of Mauritius, Seychelles and Maldives are attracting the attention of foreign... 

 Climate change and poverty in Africa

Climate change and poverty in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th October 2018 Human activity has caused the temperature of the Earth and its atmosphere to rise by about 1°C above pre-industrial levels, triggering fundamental... 

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