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 Can South Africa make a difference on a fractured Security Council?

Can South Africa make a difference on a fractured Security Council?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th June 2018 South Africa was once ‘a giant in the world and our reputation was well known, because of what we represented’, says the country’s International... 

 Can Africa’s borders really become bridges?

Can Africa’s borders really become bridges?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th June 2018 ‘Good fences make good neighbours,’ the American poet Robert Frost wrote in 1915. This remark has been widely misinterpreted to mean that Frost was... 

 Who benefits as DRC’s neighbours jostle for influence?

Who benefits as DRC’s neighbours jostle for influence?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th June 2018 Last week, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government spokesperson Lambert Mende Omalanga publicly demanded an explanation from French... 

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 FemWise-Africa set to boost women’s role in peace processes

FemWise-Africa set to boost women’s role in peace processes

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th June 2018 High-level African Union (AU) mediation efforts have in the past included very few women. Almost all AU special envoys to conflict zones are men –... 

 The power of parenting: how family bonds can prevent violence

The power of parenting: how family bonds can prevent violence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th June 2018 Comprising just 800 families, Touwsranten in South Africa’s Western Cape province is the only place in the world in which every programme included... 

 Taiwan has lost all its friends in Africa – except eSwatini

Taiwan has lost all its friends in Africa – except eSwatini

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st May 2018 You have to feel for Taiwan. Last week the tiny island state lost yet another African ally, Burkina Faso, to its very big brother Beijing. This... 

 Will Kabila stand again?

Will Kabila stand again?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th May 2018 There is a new video doing the rounds on social media and television stations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It’s a two-minute... 

 Herdsmen crisis underscores Nigeria’s complex security threats

Herdsmen crisis underscores Nigeria’s complex security threats

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th May 2018 In April, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that he would run for a second term in the 2019 presidential election. This came despite... 

 Leapfrogging won’t solve Africa’s economic woes

Leapfrogging won’t solve Africa’s economic woes

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th May 2018 If Africa is to accelerate its economic growth rapidly enough to absorb its huge unemployed pool and reduce poverty, it will first have to abandon... 

 From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean needs security

From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean needs security

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th May 2018 Crimes like piracy, illegal fishing and the smuggling and trafficking of firearms, narcotics and people continue to threaten security in the... 

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