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Africa Continues to Actively Promote the Convention on Cluster Munitions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th October 2009 Africa accounts for nearly a third of the countries affected by cluster munitions. These are Uganda, Angola, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo... 

Recruitment, Integrity and Allegations of Torture Against the Hawks

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th October 2009 Three months ago the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the ‘Hawks') was formally launched. The Hawks replaced the... 

South Africans Fighting for International Criminal Justice

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2009 The prospect of prosecutions for grave international crimes is an important weapon in the arsenal of human rights protections. The past two decades... 

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Financial-sector reform is not enough

By: Seeraj Mohamed     8th October 2009 On September 14, the anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, US President Barack Obama made a speech on Wall Street promoting his reform of... 

Natural resource revenue governance – the EITI and South Africa

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th October 2009 How can we improve the lives of the more than three-billion people living in natural resource endowed countries? The question appears paradoxical... 

Somaliland Elections - Fifth Time Lucky?

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      7th October 2009 Last week the citizens of Somaliland were due to have elected their president for the next five years. However, they did not get to the polls,... 

African Opposition Parties Have Their Share of the Blame

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th October 2009 The end of the Cold War led to or coincided with the establishment or re-introduction of multiparty political systems across Africa. In the early... 

Containing Dirty Diamond Dealings in Zimbabwe: Can the Kimberley Process do it Alone?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st October 2009 According to research by US-based policy analyst, Taya Weiss, “trillions of dollars are siphoned through lawful and unlawful transactions involving... 

The Africa South America Summit, 27-28 September 2009

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      1st October 2009 The second Africa South America summit, hosted by President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela formed the third part of a triangle of events, starting with... 

Police Fetishism, Inequality and a Culture of Violence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st October 2009 On the 14th of September, members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) killed six alleged would-be cash heist robbers in a shootout in... 

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