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Firearm Amnesties: a Means to Reduce Violent Crime in South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th January 2010 On 11 January this year, the Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa formally announced the launch of a firearm amnesty, which will be in place until 11... 

Zuma coalition fracturing

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th January 2010 Last year ended with a lovers’ tiff. African National Congress (ANC) Youth League president Julius Malema threatened war, fire and brimstone after... 

South Africa has to show greater power-crisis urgency

By: Terence Creamer     15th January 2010 In a recent piece on the state of the world economy and its apparent recovery, the chief economics commentator at London’s Financial Times, Martin... 

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The big freeze and the politics of avoidance

By: Brandon Hamber     15th January 2010 Ireland is a temperate place by European standards. It does not suffer from the extremes (in weather, that is) seen in other Northern climes. In... 

An uncomradely kerfuffle  

By: Adam Habib     12th January 2010 Another public spat between members of the tripartite alliance; another plea for unity from President Jacob Zuma. This is what the 2009 SA... 

Yar’Adua’s Ailment a Test for Nigeria’s Democracy 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th January 2010 It has been seven weeks since Nigerian president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was flown from the country to Saudi Arabia for medical care. As days go by,... 

A Just Peace or Just Peace?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th January 2010 The international debate about the relationship between peace and justice has been especially sharp since the end of the Cold War and seemed to... 

Looking back on 2009 

By: Denis Worrall     22nd December 2009 2009 has ended more or less on the same note it began. That means the spotlight is on the ANC, Cosatu and SACP Alliance. And the dynamics of the... 

Guinea’s Future Remains Uncertain After an Attempt to Kill Camara Failed

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th December 2009 A week after the assassination attempt against Guinea's military leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara has failed uncertainty reigns in the country.... 

The Storm in Africa’s Nuclear Tea Cup 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th December 2009 Maendeleo, a Swahili term for development has been the catchword on most African states' agendas for the better part of two decades. It is a force... 

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