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26 November 2014
                       
 
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Political killings in South Africa: The ultimate intimidation (November 2014)
RECOMMENDATIONS
This policy brief provides a summary of current information on the nature and extent of the problem of political killings in South Africa. The province of KwaZulu-Natal accounts for the...
 
 
Connode releases Connode 4 version 1.1
STATEMENT
Connode AB, the leading provider of wireless mesh communications, releases Connode 4 Version 1.1, the world’s first independent and open 6lowpan-based communications solution for the Internet of...
 
 
29 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Global AgeWatch Index 2014 (October 2014)
WELFARE
The new Global AgeWatch Index measures how well 96 countries are supporting their older populations. This year, Norway comes first, replacing Sweden from last year. Apart from Japan, all the top 10...
 
 
24 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Africa's conflict burden in a global context (October 2014)
RECOMMENDATION
This paper gives a snapshot of Africa’s conflict burden within a global context based on various prominent data providers. The analysis finds that armed conflict in Africa follows the general...
 
 
23 Oct 2014
 
Many countries falling short on OECD bribery clampdown convention
TRADE
The majority of the 41 signatory countries to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, have failed to clamp down on foreign...
 
 
22 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Peace and Security Council Report No 63 (October 2014)
Peace and Security
The new members of the AU’s Panel of the Wise include a number of high-profile individuals. It remains to be seen, however, what role they can play in peacemaking and mediation in Africa. The Peace...
 
 
20 Oct 2014
 
 
 
South African Crime Quarterly 49 (October 2014)
PEACE & SECURITY
The articles in this edition of SACQ reveal the extent to which the promise of the democratisation of rural South Africa in the 1990s has turned to bitter disappointment for residents of mining...
 
 
15 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Confronting crime networks in Dakar (October 2014)
SECURITY
Organised crime is increasing in Dakar, Senegal, involving drug trafficking, illicit pharmaceutical products and cybercrime. The implications for urban governance range from the risk of undermining...
 
 
14 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Engaging the private sector in post-conflict recovery: perspectives for SADPA (October 2014)
ECONOMY
Economic revitalisation and job creation are major components of the effort to consolidate sustainable peace in post-conflict settings. Public institutions tend to lead efforts to stimulate...
 
 
13 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Namibia's electoral reform: implications for the 2014 elections (October 2014)
ELECTIONS
Namibia will hold general elections in November 2014, and while a new Electoral Bill was tabled on 19 August 2014, there has been a lack of clarity as to when it would be passed into law. The new...
 
 
10 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Why strategic foresight matters for Africa (October 2014)
ECONOMY
Over the past five decades, Africa has experienced great transition and change. Many positive developments are taking shape on the continent. Overall, human development is improving, conflict has...
 
 
08 Oct 2014
 
What changes for al-Shabaab after the death of Godane?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of Somali militant Islamist group Harakat Al Shabab Al Mujahidin – commonly known as al-Shabaab – was killed by an American airstrike on 1 September. Godane took over...
 
 
PASSOP and COSATU: Statemet by Patrick Craven, COSATU National Spokesperson, says they are disgusted by Israeli xenophobic attacks against Africans (08/10/2014)
STATEMENT
People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) and the Congress of South African trade Unions (COSATU) are disgusted by the blatant and open expressions of xenophobia, racism and...
 
 
Public Protector South Africa: Statement by Oupa Seglawe,Manager: Outreach, Education and Communications Public Protector South Africa, says Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela is humbled by association of certified fraud examiners (08/10/2014)
STATEMENT
Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela said on Tuesday night that she was humbled by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) recognition of the modest efforts of her team. She was...
 
 
07 Oct 2014
 
 
 
Building the capacity of the Malian police (October 2014)
PEACE & SECURITY
The goals of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) are to support the re-establishment of state authority throughout Mali and to stabilise key...
 
 
 
                       
 
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