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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...

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...

Central African Republic votes amid tight security after December violence

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Almost all polling stations in Central African Republic were able to open for a second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday, the electoral body...

ISS: As AU chair, South Africa’s leadership fell short in key...

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Cyril Ramaphosa handled COVID-19 well, but more could have been done on governance, security and violent extremism. South Africa is set to conclude its one-year...

ISS: Mali gives China a reality check

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China’s role in Africa’s security has been evolving, from its tentative first steps in non-combatant peace operations in 1998 to combat-ready peacekeepers in 2012...

Ethiopia’s Oromo celebrate tense thanksgiving amid tight security

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Thousands of people from the Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, celebrated their thanksgiving festival in Bishoftu city amid tight security on Sunday after the...

ISS: Chad’s illegal drug trade contributes to regional insecurity

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On 24 July, a court in Chad sentenced ten people including high-ranking security and intelligence officials as part of a transnational tramadol trafficking cabal. Tramadol...

Total and Mozambique sign security pact for $20 billion natural gas...

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French oil major Total has signed a security pact with the Mozambique government to protect a $20 billion natural gas (LNG) project being developed...

Terrorism and security under discussion at the 2020 Sovereign Security conference

Webinar event: Sovereign Security Conference 2020 Topic: Terrorism in the Southern African Development Community Featuring Professor Renfrew Christie, Jasmine Opperman, Willem Els & Lieutenant General Fannie...

Link between border and rural security highlighted by Free State abduction

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Border security is by its nature ranked alongside rural security, sharing dangers including abduction and attackers escaping to a neighbouring country. Freedom Front Plus (FF+)...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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