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ISS: Somalia - why orthodox aid policy must give way to battlefield reality

Somali government soldiers.Jens Mjaugedal, Special Envoy of Norway to Somalia, is frustrated… which is hardly surprising given his mission to try to turn Somalia, which has officially been the world’s most failed state for many years, into a success.

Chastened by Islamists, Somalia redraws Mogadishu security plan

Somali soldiers.When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 metres of the Somali president's residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital Mogadishu.

ISS: Are foreign-owned private security companies a threat to South Africa's national security?

Private security contractors.The South African Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, is on record as saying that foreign ownership of private security companies is a threat to national security. However, to date there has been no substantive explanation to show how this may be the case.

Fourteen Sierra Leone soldiers charged with mutiny

Sierra Leone soldirs charged with mutinyA Sierra Leone military court has charged 13 soldiers and a captain with mutiny and denied them bail eight months after they were arrested for planning a protest against the president.

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