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Violence in Nigeria – what and where

Islamist extremist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for abducting hundreds of boys from a boarding school in Nigeria’s Katsina state, according to an audio...

ISS: Time to tackle violence against women in Mali

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The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some...

Burkina Faso holds election under looming threat of violence

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Polls closed in Burkina Faso on Sunday after a presidential and parliamentary election dominated by the threat of Islamist violence that prevented voting in...

Ivory Coast wants violence to end before election

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s government reached out to his main opponents and religious leaders to intervene and ease tensions following his decision to...

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: Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?

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The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting...

Opposition blamed for Sierra Leone violence

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio accused the main opposition party of orchestrating a spate of violent incidents, deepening a political standoff that risks...

Defence committee concerned about soldier violence during lockdown

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) supports deployment of national defence force elements to ensure lockdown protocols and regulations are adhered...

Cameroonians flee in the face of violence

Almost 8 000 Cameroon refugees fled to eastern and southern Nigeria over the past two weeks, the UN refugee agency said, as violence flared...

ISS: Insecurity in the Sahel won’t be solved at high-level summits

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Terror attacks in the Sahel have increased five-fold since 2016. In addition to civilian casualties, attacks on military personnel in the Sahelian states, as...

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Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

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Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...
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