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Institute for Security Studies
Sierra Leone: an election without violence
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 28th February 2013 On 17 November 2012, the republic of Sierra Leone simultaneously held presidential, parliamentary, municipal and local elections. These elections... →
The SADC Electoral Advisory Council`s support to democratic elections needs to be improved
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 27th February 2013 Overall, there has been some progress in the strengthening of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) institutional capacities for... →
When a presidential candidate is charged with grave crimes
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 26th February 2013 On Friday 15 February 2013, the High Court of Kenya finally made a ruling on the suitability of the Jubilee Alliance presidential candidate, Uhuru... →
Why we can't 'fight' violence
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 25th February 2013 The murder of Reeva Steenkamp, following only two weeks after the brutal gang rape and murder of Anene Booysen, will almost certainly give rise to... →
Do South African police arrests reduce crime?
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 21st February 2013 Over the past decade, the South African Police Service (SAPS) increased its arrest rate by 48%. This seems laudable, especially when one considers... →
Kenyan police must take bold action to curb electoral violence
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 21st February 2013 Kenyans go to the polls on 4 March 2013 to elect their leaders at national and local level. This election is expected to turn the page on the... →
Can Kenya`s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission deliver?
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 20th February 2013 After several false starts, Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) has finally promised to release its findings on 3 May 2013.... →
Why the IAEA Director General’s visit to South Africa matters
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 15th February 2013 From 7-10 February, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, was in South Africa to meet several government... →
Between a rock and a hard place: Policing public violence in South Africa
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 14th February 2013 Shortly after the powerful National Executive Council (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) ended its first meeting of 2013, Secretary... →
Corruption in the defence sector to get greater attention
By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies 14th February 2013 Most countries want to believe that they can rely on their military to secure their sovereignty and protect them from foreign threats. However,... →