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National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

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A 96-page document released this month is a South African government-led roadmap for action as regards women, peace and security. It aims, according to Naledi...

ISS: Libya nurtures a fragile peace

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The ceasefire has held since October, but will it hold until elections on 24 December? Hopes for an end to the decade-long post-Muammar Gaddafi conflict...

Talks, not soldiers, needed in Mali – UN

The United Nations’ top humanitarian official in Mali urged more engagement with armed groups including jihadists, more aid and development funding, saying extra troops...

Chinese support for AU peace and security totals $180 million

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China, it was revealed last week, has been “an exemplary partner” to the African Union (AU) providing $180 million worth of funding to the...

CAR peace deal

Central African Republic signed a peace deal with 14 armed groups following two weeks of talks in Khartoum. The peace deal was announced by the...

CAR peace deal

The Central African Republic reached a peace deal with 14 armed groups after talks in Khartoum, the United Nations said, potentially ushering in a...

ISS: Africa’s youth gain recognition as peacemakers

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Time is running out for Africa to ‘silence the guns by 2020' and end all wars – a target set by the...

Ethiopia establishes a peace ministry

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Ethiopia's prime minister created a new "Ministry of Peace" in a sweeping cabinet reshuffle as he seeks to tackle a wave of...

DR Congo doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize

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Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist...

ISS: Forecasting for peace

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Sub-Saharan Africa has made important peace and security gains over the past two decades. Large-scale political violence has declined and fewer people...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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