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ISS Weekly Issue 131, 2014
18 September 2014
ISS Weekly
18 September 2014
 
Corruption
TALKING POINT
Is Africa losing the battle against corruption?
by Stefan Gilbert

Existing international legal frameworks are not enough to combat corruption, which remains one of the most pressing challenges facing developing states.

The donor community has provided millions of dollars to governments and civil society to bolster efforts to address corruption and its root causes. Nevertheless, it seems as though little, if any, positive results have been accrued. Given that the theory and practice in this field are clearly not working, it may be time to revisit this problem and explore alternative options.
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Press Release
 
Water
Firm interventions are needed to avoid a water crisis
South Africa is facing a water crisis and government's plans to address it are not sufficient, according to the latest African Futures paper.
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ISS Today
 
SA-UN
Strengthening South Africa's peacebuilding efforts at the UN
by Amanda Lucey
South Africa is poised to play a leading role in ensuring more equitable and efficient UN peacebuilding processes.
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Scottish Independnce
Why Scottish independence matters for Africa
by Jakkie Cilliers
A vote for independence for Scotland would open the door to reform of the UN Security Council, but could encourage the further splintering of Africa.
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South Sudan
Cutting corners in the South Sudan peace process
by Emmanuel Kisiangani
Are IGAD's mediation efforts focusing on a quick fix to contain the violence, rather than finding a workable framework for lasting peace?
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Kenyatta
Prosecuting Kenyatta: damned if you do, damned if you don't
by Ottilia Anna Maunganidze and Allan Ngari
Without cooperation from the Kenyan government, the ICC will have no option but to further postpone the trial.
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Events
 
CAR
Central African Republic: changing deck chairs on the Titanic?
22 September 2014
Will a new government combined with a bigger peacekeeping effort put the CAR on the path to national stability?
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Publications
 
Policy Brief
The Islamic State: why Africa should be worried
by Simon Allison
The Islamic State has divided the global jihadist movement, and could exacerbate current tensions in Africa by partnering with local radical Islamist groups.
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Paper
South Africa and the UN: strengthening opportunities for effective peacebuilding
by Amanda Lucey, Sibongile Gida and Gustavo de Carvalho
South Africa can contribute greatly to the UN peacebuilding architecture, and should intensify its role as a leader that drives African issues and promotes African views.
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Futures Paper
Parched prospects: the emerging water crisis in South Africa
by Steve Hedden and Jakkie Cilliers
South Africa is facing a potential water crisis. This paper proposes aggressive measures to close the increasing gap between demand and supply.
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Multimedia
 
ISIS
The Islamic State, a new African future on the horizon?
Simon Allison explains why Africa should be concerned about the rise of the Islamic State.
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Violent Crime
What we can do to reduce crime in South Africa
Gareth Newham makes suggestions about what South Africans can do about high levels of crime and violence.
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South Africa NDP
National Development Plan under threat
High levels of crime and violence in South Africa are a threat to implementation of the National Development Plan, says Chandre Gould.
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ISS Opportunity
 
ISS
Chief Financial Officer
The ISS is seeking a CFO with a high level of technical competence in accounting, financial and administrative management, and strategic management.
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ISS
ISS Pretoria: Programme Manager, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division
The programme manager should have strong financial and programme management skills, preferably with experience working on human security in Africa.
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ISS
Stopping violence before it starts: contribute to special edition of SACQ
Authors interested in contributing to a special edition of the SA Crime Quarterly on understanding primary prevention in South Africa must contact the editors by 15 October.
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