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 Developed countries must commit to ending violence against children

Developed countries must commit to ending violence against children

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd March 2018 ‘Living with violence is not living,’ said 17-year-old Raphael Harriohay at the End Violence Solutions Summit of the Global Partnership to End... 

Reality bites

Reality bites

By: Terence Creamer     2nd March 2018 Necessity, it is said, is the mother of invention. However, in the case of South Africa’s embattled State-owned companies (SOCs), necessity is... 

 Is Gaddafi still dispensing largesse from the grave?

Is Gaddafi still dispensing largesse from the grave?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st March 2018 The news that Bashir Saleh Bashir, former chief of staff and reputed ‘banker’ to the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was shot last Friday in... 

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Ramaphosa: a performer and a politician, with buckets of charm

Ramaphosa: a performer and a politician, with buckets of charm

1st March 2018 Cyril Ramaphosa has had to tread a fine line in moving from the role of negotiator to that of South Africa’s new president. The man who helped the... 

Ramaphosa's new cabinet is a motley crew: what he'll need to make it work

Ramaphosa's new cabinet is a motley crew: what he'll need to make it work

28th February 2018 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced sweeping changes to the Cabinet he inherited from Jacob Zuma. Notably, respected former... 

Ramaphosa has chosen a team that will help him assert his authority

Ramaphosa has chosen a team that will help him assert his authority

28th February 2018 South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced his cabinet. As widely expected, he either fired or demoted almost all cabinet... 

 Morocco prepares to make its mark on security in Africa

Morocco prepares to make its mark on security in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th February 2018 In the entrance hall of the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, a huge portrait of King Mohammed VI of Morocco was strategically placed... 

Cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet reshuffle

27th February 2018 All in all it is a very mixed bag: some good appointments; some rewards to staunch supporters and some reaching out to opponents, both in the best... 

 African and global migration goals need to align better

African and global migration goals need to align better

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th February 2018 Migration has moved to the top of the global agenda this year. The African Union’s (AU) decision at its January summit on an open-border policy to... 

Are more than a quarter of Nigerian women still subjected to genital mutilation?

Are more than a quarter of Nigerian women still subjected to genital mutilation?

By: Africa Check     27th February 2018 The harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation is still an accepted part of many Nigerian cultures. Reporting on the threat to... 

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