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ISS Weekly Issue 213, 2016
19 May 2016
ISS Weekly
19 May 2016
 
Great Green Wall
TALKING POINT
Commanding the Sahara to retreat
by Peter Fabricius

The blueprint for Africa’s Great Green Wall is nothing if not ambitious: a forest of trees 15km wide, snaking from Senegal to Djibouti.

But the Great Green Wall should be about much more than just planting trees.
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ISS Spotlight
 
Policing
Better policing of public protests
The ISS is working with government to make South Africa's policing of public protests professional and world class.
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Press release
 
Corruption
Invest responsibly and don't export corruption to Africa
Business must help build stable states, but action is needed against companies that enable corruption, ISS told leaders at WEF Africa.
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ISS Today
 
Peacebuilding
What does new momentum for UN peace and security really mean?
by Gustavo de Carvalho and Jonathan Rozen
The UN requested reviews on peace operations; peacebuilding and women; and peace and security. Now that they have been completed, it is time for action.
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Kabila
As Kabila eyes another term, the AU must speak up
by Stephanie Wolters
A recent DRC Constitutional Court ruling could create just enough confusion in the legal and political landscape to legitimise what is, essentially, a straightforward power-grab.
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Stability
The business of stability
by Anton du Plessis
Businesses investing in Africa must do more to understand fragility and conflict on the continent, and their role in building stable states.
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Corruption
Governments and business must do more to combat Africa's biggest threat
by Anton du Plessis
Decisive action is urgently needed against companies that export and enable corruption. This challenge was a key discussion point at the World Economic Forum on Africa.
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Events
 
Participate
You can help Thuli Madonsela: how citizens can protect democracy and rights
24 May 2016, Cape Town
South Africa's Public Protector has come under attack from government and the ruling party. Citizen involvement is key to protecting oversight institutions.
Register to attend...
 
Securex
ISS talks solutions to violent crime at Securex 2016
24 May 2016, Johannesburg
Gareth Newham will provide insights on South Africa's violent crime problem at Africa's leading security and fire exhibition.
Register to attend...
 
Publications
 
PSC80
Peace and Security Council Report No 80
Who's in line to replace Dlamini Zuma at the AUC? The May PSC Report looks at the candidates, and also finds out how better borders could prevent conflict.
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Multimedia
 
Peacekeeping
View on Africa: from talk to action on peace and security at the UN
Member states have spoken, and now it’s time to improve UN peacekeeping on the ground.
Watch the briefing...
 
ISS Opportunity
 
ISS
ISS Pretoria: part-time Gender Specialist
The ISS is offering a unique opportunity to a gender specialist with sound knowledge and expertise on gender mainstreaming in a policy environment.
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