ISS Weekly Issue 208, 2016
14 April 2016
14 April 2016
TALKING POINT Cold facts and warm bodies: Jacob Zuma's quest for justice without law by Peter Fabricius
Zuma’s recent remarks about the law to South Africa’s traditional leaders has provoked much criticism.
He may be using the debate to deal with his own legal issues, but the bill is unlikely to come to his rescue.
THINK AGAIN: What does #BringBackOurGirls mean for Buhari?
by Simon Allison
Two years later, the Chibok girls are still missing. Will the failure to return them damage support for President Buhari like it did with Goodluck Jonathan?
Will Kenya's proposed prison for extremists help to combat terror?
by Irene Ndungu
Separate prisons for terror suspects and convicted offenders could fuel radicalisation instead of curbing it.
Corruption at the highest level: will the ANC maintain voter confidence?
by Lauren Tracey
Will allegations of corruption involving President Zuma and the wealthy Gupta family dent ANC loyalty in this year's local government elections?
Idriss Déby protected by international partners for 'strategic reasons'
by Liesl Louw-Vaudran
Civil society protesters opposing Idriss Déby's fifth-term bid in Chad are getting very little outside support.
View on Africa: looking back and moving forward at the AU
20 April 2016, Online
What challenges lie ahead for new AU PSC members, and what legacy will Dlamini Zuma leave behind as she steps down from her position as AU chairperson?
Is social cohesion the missing link in preventing violence?
21 April 2016, Pretoria
Is violence less likely to occur in communities bound together by shared values and identities? This seminar discusses new research on the issue.
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South African Crime Quarterly 55
edited by Chandre Gould and Vanessa Barolsky
Until now, there has been very little empirical research on the relationship between social cohesion and violence. Authors offer new findings in this special edition.
View on Africa: legal landmark but political stalemate in SA
In failing to respect the Public Protector's recommendations on Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma also failed to respect South Africa's Constitution.
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