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Guinea Bissau: Why a Stabilisation Force?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th August 2010 On the 1st of August, Guinea Bissau's President Malam Bacai Sanha called for the international community to send a stabilisation force to his... 

Did Kenya Blunder the Rendition of the Kampala “711” Bombing Suspects?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th August 2010 Early this year, the Kenyan government was in a fix over the extradition of Abdullah al-Faisal, a controversial Jamaican-born Muslim cleric, back... 

Kenya: Beyond the Constitutional Referendum

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th August 2010 On 4 August 2010, Kenya held a historic constitutional referendum in an attempt to endow the country with a democratic constitution. Kenyans went... 

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Milestones and Millstones for South African Women in the Security Sector 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th August 2010 This month South Africa celebrates Women's Month. In October this year the UN will also be celebrating ten years of the implementation of UN... 

Is Climate Change Creating More Environmental Refugees than War in Africa? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd August 2010 The term ‘environmental refugees' is defined by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as "those people who have been forced to leave... 

Somalia: To Intervene or Not 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th July 2010 On 23 July 2010, just before the African Union Summit in Kampala, the AU Commission Chairperson Jean Ping said that he had asked countries such as... 

Kenya’s Quest for a New Constitution: the Key Constitutional Moments

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th July 2010 Kenyans go to the polls on August 4th 2010 to vote on the fate of the proposed new constitution. This will be the second time in recent history... 

Moving Forward on an Arms Trade Treaty

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th July 2010 Since 2000, efforts to put in place global mechanisms to control the import, export, transfer and transit of weapons have focused on small arms and... 

Mirroring the Structure of Oppression: Notes on Xenophobia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th July 2010 Two weeks after the end of the 2010 fifa World Cup, the much-anticipated outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa has passed with only a few... 

Retraining the Watchdog: A New era for Police Oversight in South Africa? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th July 2010 On Monday 13 July 2010, the South African parliament released the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Bill for public comment. This Bill... 

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