Spotlight: Removing hurdles
in Africa’s efforts to curb WMD

The ISS directory of CBRN assistance-providers
promotes capacity-building, and complements
the AU’s increasingly active role in this area.

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ISS Today: Munich Security
Conference - two elephants,
one room

The conference discussed key global
security issues, elevating the US –
but leaving Africa in the blindspot.

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Weekly briefing: crime
trends in South Africa

Murder and robbery continue to
undermine public safety in South Africa.

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Seminar: Can local action
stop terrorism in Africa?

Top experts debate the prospects
of tackling violent extremism through
community rather than security action.

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Analysis: Assessing AU mediation envoys
The case of South Sudan

For mediation initiatives is to be successful
and sustainable, better coordination is needed
between the AU and regional economic communities.

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Study: Understanding Nigerian
citizens' perspectives on Boko Haram

A comprehensive study sheds
light on how those most affected by
Boko Haram view the terrorist group.

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Study: Boko Haram and violent
extremism - Perspectives
from peacebuilders

Peacebuilders’ views of why people
join Boko Haram point to the
politicisation of religion in Nigeria.

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Study: Money talks - A key
reason youths join Boko Haram

Financial incentives, not religion,
is a main driver for individuals
who are recruited to Boko Haram.

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Analysis: Peace and
Security Council Report 88

In this edition, Pierre Buyoya talks about
countering terrorism in Mali, and new
dynamics in the AU Commission are explored.

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Analysis: Partnering for
sustainable peace in Liberia

Despite making significant strides,
Liberia still has urgent peacebuilding
priorities that need to be addressed.

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Analysis: Engaging Africa’s youth
in democratic governance

Africa’s youth has an important role to
play in fostering peace, development
and democracy on the continent.

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Briefing video: piracy shouldn’t
define maritime priorities

The African Union must lead on reviving
Africa’s maritime security in 2017.

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