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The Myth of Democratic Consolidation in Namibia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st October 2009 The elections in Namibia during November will mark the 4th round of national democratic elections since independence in 1990. The preceding 3 have... 

Africa Continues to Actively Promote the Convention on Cluster Munitions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th October 2009 Africa accounts for nearly a third of the countries affected by cluster munitions. These are Uganda, Angola, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo... 

Recruitment, Integrity and Allegations of Torture Against the Hawks

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th October 2009 Three months ago the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the ‘Hawks') was formally launched. The Hawks replaced the... 

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South Africans Fighting for International Criminal Justice

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2009 The prospect of prosecutions for grave international crimes is an important weapon in the arsenal of human rights protections. The past two decades... 

African Opposition Parties Have Their Share of the Blame

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th October 2009 The end of the Cold War led to or coincided with the establishment or re-introduction of multiparty political systems across Africa. In the early... 

Containing Dirty Diamond Dealings in Zimbabwe: Can the Kimberley Process do it Alone?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st October 2009 According to research by US-based policy analyst, Taya Weiss, “trillions of dollars are siphoned through lawful and unlawful transactions involving... 

Police Fetishism, Inequality and a Culture of Violence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st October 2009 On the 14th of September, members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) killed six alleged would-be cash heist robbers in a shootout in... 

US War on Terror: Failing Somalia and its Best Chance for Peace

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd September 2009 Three days after the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US launched an airstrike in Somalia that killed a wanted Al-Qaeda... 

Climate Change Crisis: Confronting Development Aspirations

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd September 2009 In the past week, the South African government made statements pledging its commitment to a fair deal being signed at the UN climate talks in... 

Challenges to the Rule of Law in South Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th September 2009 Since May 2008 South Africans have watched an unseemly and often confusing legal wrangle between what appear to be sectional interests in the legal... 

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