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ISS: COVID-19 makes SA’s maritime strategy more complex and more urgent

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The long-term consequences of COVID-19 will make already difficult decisions about South Africa’s maritime security even more complex. A well-managed maritime sector is key...

ISS: Preparation is key to policing a crisis like COVID-19

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Limited time for planning, organising and training made it inevitable that policing South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown would pose challenges for law enforcement. Many countries...

ISS: COVID-19 responses in Africa must include migrants and refugees

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Migrants and displaced people across Africa are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission. Governments should resist nationalist responses that could put vulnerable people more at...

ISS: Fewer migrants to Europe, bigger problems for Africa

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Migration from Africa to Europe is increasingly being framed as a security threat to states and societies. The result is tighter border controls and...

ISS: How might the COVID-19 lockdown affect public safety in SA?

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South Africa’s national State of Disaster and associated lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. It could have a significant impact on...

ISS: Can dialogue with violent extremist groups help bring stability to...

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In a strategy shift in Mali’s fight against terrorism, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced on 10 February that he was exploring the option of...

ISS: Can Africa help bring stability to Libya?

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says that as African Union (AU) chairperson this year, his peace and security priorities will focus on resolving South...

ISS: Conflict is still Africa’s biggest challenge in 2020

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For the African Union, 2020 is supposed to be a landmark year. Its ‘silencing the guns’ initiative is aimed at ‘ending all wars, civil...

ISS: Violence against civilians is on the rise in Africa

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Militant Islamist group activity in Africa has doubled since 2012, according to the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), a think tank funded by...

ISS: Nobel gives Ethiopia’s Abiy momentum to consolidate sustainable peace

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The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali last week is a boost to reformist African leaders across the continent....

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...