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The Evolving Face of Piracy in the Horn of Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st February 2010 The largest ransom ever paid to Somali pirates was dropped on 17 January 2010, onto a Greek-flagged oil tanker with two million barrels of oil on... 

Terrorism, Human Rights and One Al-faisal

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th January 2010 The Kenyan government having pressed the self-destruct button, appears set on accelerating the process of religious radicalisation in the country... 

Southern Africa Needs to Criminalise Human-Trafficking 

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th January 2010 On 19 January, the BBC reported the decision of a court in Abu Dhabi, to send 13 Syrians, all but one of whom were men, to prison for trafficking... 

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The ‘Criminal’ on the TV Screen

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th January 2010 On Friday 15 January South Africa's premier independent free-to-air channel, e.tv, aired footage of two self-identified criminals telling of their... 

Apartheid, Reparations and the United States Courts

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th January 2010 Recently South African Professors John Dugard and Kader Asmal have been in the news for their opinions for and against the Khulumani litigation... 

The Problem of Presidential Pardon

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th January 2010 To pardon or not to pardon? And then who to pardon? These questions have occupied acres of column space, bloggers too numerous to tally and South... 

A New Attempt to Stabilise Eastern DRC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th January 2010 On 31 December 2009 the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (MONUC) and the Forces armées de la République Démocratique du... 

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... 

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... 

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