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ISS: Tensions rise with the GERD water

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Is it time to bring the UN Security Council into the bitter dispute over Ethiopia’s dam? Tensions are once again rising among Ethiopia, Egypt and...

ISS: Nigeria’s super camps leave civilians exposed to terrorists

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Boko Haram has moved in to control spaces vacated by the military in north-east Nigeria. Last year, the Nigerian military started pulling soldiers out of...

ISS: Violence can be prevented using dialogue backed by evidence

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An important answer was the dearth of opportunities for those working on the problem to share and learn together. To address this shortcoming, the...

ISS: Ethiopia can learn from its neighbours about national dialogue

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The optimism initially generated by Ethiopia’s much-praised political transition that started in 2018 has waned. Rivalry has grown between the federal government and some...

ISS: Lockdown lessons on violence and policing in South Africa

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In an effort to enhance policing and violence prevention, a team of Western Cape Government and Institute for Security Studies (ISS) researchers carried out...

ISS an integral component of Africa’s security ecosystem

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This year the annual review of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) focuses on how it does its work; the skills and...

Africa’s ICC concerns are ignored at everyone’s peril – ISS

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The concerns of African states with the International Criminal Court (ICC) are well publicised, but often badly understood and all too easily...

New civil alliance to prevent violent protest and promote peaceful elections

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As South Africa prepares for local government elections on August 3, the just formed Coalition Against Violence (CAV) urges government to take...

“Bureaucratic drag” contributing to lack of new maritime patrol assets

The shortage of modern equipment and platforms to satisfactorily patrol South Africa's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has been put down to "bureaucratic...

More platforms needed to patrol and protect South African maritime resources

The time-honoured military adage of not being able to control what one cannot patrol has taken on added importance in the South...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...