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Yemen: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th April 2010 Yemen recently received a spot in the limelight thanks to the ‘underwear bomber,' a Nigerian national who attempted to blow up a plane bound for... 

MONUC to leave the DRC, mission unaccomplished?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th April 2010 With celebrations of the 50th anniversary of independence coming up in June this year, as well as important elections next year, the Democratic... 

Of Mockingbirds and Resuscitating Democracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd April 2010 The Mockingbird is an excellent metaphor that captures the politics of the dominant political actor in Zimbabwe. Popular belief has it that if you... 

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Drug Trafficking and the Political Transition in Guinea

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd April 2010 After the death of the ailing president Lansana Conté in Guinea in December 2008, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara ascended to power in this country... 

The ICC Offers a Glimmer of Hope for Justice in Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th April 2010 Despite ongoing calls to end the widespread culture of impunity in Kenya, justice has not been at the top of the government's agenda in recent... 

Kenyan Push for New Constitutional Dispensation and the Potential for Religious Divide

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2010 Kenya's leading churches have rejected the country's proposed new constitution and their respective leaders have vowed to mobilize their followers... 

Volk, Faith and Fatherland: The Resurgence of the White Right? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2010 The murder of Eugene Terre`Blanche, the leader of the "Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging" (AWB) on 2 April 2010 could not have happened at a worse time... 

From Transport to Defence: New Secretary for Defence Appointed in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th April 2010 The recent appointment, last month, of Mpumi Mpofu as the new Secretary for Defence (Sec Def) in South Africa by President Jacob Zuma came somewhat... 

The Politics of Seizing Stolen Assets in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th April 2010 The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) is known as one of the major components of the state's war on organised crime. Local and international experts seem... 

Very Expensive Milk and Cookies 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th April 2010 A recent report in the South African media (Rapport 24 January 2010) related the story of a 23-year old man, Morgan Matlala, who entered the... 

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