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The possibility of peaceful and free elections in Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st March 2013 As Kenya’s 4 March 2013 general elections approach, many within and outside the country, continue to caution against the possible recurrence of... 

Africa and the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st March 2013 Although the use of nuclear weapons is widely recognised as being inhumane, and despite an international agreement reached some 40 years ago to... 

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... 

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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... 

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