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Of Patriotism, Prisoners and the Protector

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th May 2011 On 4 May 2011 Judge Deon van Zyl, the South African Inspecting Judge for Correctional Services, took the stand in the high profile case of Shrien... 

On Voting for Reduced Corruption 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th May 2011 On the eve of South Africa’s municipal elections on 18 May it is timely to reflect on the country’s transition to democracy that brought an end to... 

A Changing Political Landscape in the DRC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th May 2011 Since the 2006 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) there have been several developments in opposition politics creating what... 

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Rethinking South Africa’s Water Security 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th May 2011 It has long been a popular assumption that the major wars and conflicts of the future will be fought over water. This has framed the thinking... 

Tension Between Ethiopia and Egypt Over New Dam in the Nile

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th May 2011 Recently Ethiopia announced its plans to build the controversial `Great Millennium Dam` - one of the biggest dams in Africa - with a capacity to... 

South African Prisons Open Doors to Better Partnerships

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th May 2011 South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is a critical yet often underrated part of the criminal justice system. The DCS is... 

DRC: Cutting the Hydra Head of Illegal Mining

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th May 2011 In the Eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the election agenda has been eclipsed by recent developments in the mining... 

Police brutality

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd May 2011 In light of the recent high profile killing of community protester Andries Tatane, in Ficksburg South Africa, Polity speaks to Gareth Newham, head... 

The Death of Osama Bin Laden and its Impact on Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd May 2011 During the early hours of Sunday, 1 May 2011, United States forces killed Osama bin Laden, the world number one fugitive, the leader of al Qa’eda... 

Libya: the case for a negotiated solution

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th April 2011 There has been a lot of controversy about the military operation undertaken by a coalition of mainly Western countries to implement resolution 1973... 

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