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The Cycle of Drought in Kenya a Looming Humanitarian Crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th January 2011 Images of livestock carcasses, anguished faces of the elderly, despaired women and children left behind at home as the men move in search of water... 

Piracy in Southern Africa 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th January 2011 Pirates have reached the Southern African seas. The European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) documents two confirmed cases of piracy off the... 

The Need for Prioritising the Protection of Civilians from Mass Atrocities in Côte d’Ivoire

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th January 2011 Following the second round of the presidential run-off election on 28 November 2010, Côte d’Ivoire has been gripped by a post-election crisis with... 

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South Africa’s Underspending on Defence - A Final Reality Check 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th January 2011 After much public controversy, the report of the Interim National Defence Force Service Commission was presented to the South African Cabinet at... 

A Revitalised Republican Party could thwart Obama’s African Agenda

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th December 2010 In January 2008 the world rejoiced when Barack Obama took over as president of the United States. Although his inheritance was not an easy one, his... 

The Dangers of Nepotism and Favouritism for the Police

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th November 2010 In the last few months there have been a number of worrying media reports in South Africa alleging incidents of nepotism or favouritism in both the... 

Journey to Cancun, Mexico 2010: Is There Hope?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th November 2010 The 16th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place from November 29th to December... 

The Media a Double-Edged Sword

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th November 2010 The media is clearly one of the most powerful tools of the modern age. It has the potential to escalate a conflict situation, but also to prevent... 

Summit Raises Hope for Better Communication Between Addis and Brussels

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th November 2010 The first Africa-EU Summit following the Lisbon Treaty, which brought major institutional renovation and structural changes in the European Union... 

Building a Culture of Accountability - A Call to Action 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd November 2010 South Africa's ethics infrastructure, while impressive on paper, is marred by significant implementation challenges such as poor compliance, uneven... 

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