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ISS: The African Union’s peace and security dilemma

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With some member states’ commitment to shared values at an all-time low, can the AU manage and prevent conflict? Several incidents highlight the challenges facing...

Peacefulness decreases slightly in sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa recorded a slight fall in peacefulness over the last year according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) report, produced by the...

Ten years on, South Sudan’s leaders say peace is way forward

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South Sudan's two most powerful politicians gave assurances on Friday that they would not lead the country back into war as they marked its...

Slight deterioration in global peace index

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Global peacefulness deteriorated by a very small margin (.07%) over the past year – the smallest change since 2011 as more countries recorded an...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...