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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... 

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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... 

The Burundi Electoral Process: A Time to Act

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd July 2010 Only half way through the election calendar and so much seems to have gone wrong with the much talked about elections in Burundi. The process... 

Historic Guinean Poll to be Decided in a Second Round

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd July 2010 On 27 June 2010, Guineans at home and abroad went to the poll to elect one of 24 aspirants as the new President of the Republic. Coming after a... 

Policing Pre-referendum Hate Speech in Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd July 2010 As Kenyans anticipate the August 2010 referendum that will see either the approval or rejection of the proposed new constitution, media reports... 

South African Arms Exports: A Balancing Act

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st July 2010 Democratic states that possess a domestic arms industry with an export capacity face a fundamental moral dilemma. That is, the arms and the... 

Policing Elections in Countries with Emerging Democracies

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th July 2010 In the coming months, at least nine African countries are to conduct national elections or referendums. Even though elections are one of the most... 

Is It Really Xenophobia? 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th July 2010 Prior to the start of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, there were consistent threats of impending xenophobic violence after the event had ended.... 

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