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ISS Weekly Issue 222 2016
21 July 2016
ISS Weekly
21 July 2016
South Sudan
The AU's silver bullet to end fighting in South Sudan?
by Peter Fabricius

Will the African Union take charge and send a robust protection force into South Sudan when it failed to do so in Burundi?

The 27th ordinary summit of the African Union in Kigali this week ended – as AU summits often do – with a burst of optimism that the secret to resolving yet another intractable continental conflict had been discovered.

ISS Spotlight
Supporting SA's new police leadership
The ISS is engaging with police leaders to help police become more professional and effective.
Press release
New civil society alliance formed to prevent violent protest and promote peaceful elections
Leading civil society organisations in the Coalition Against Violence urge government to take decisive action to prevent violent protests.
ISS Today
THINK AGAIN: As Mugabe fights for his political future, why is China so silent?
by Simon Allison
It seems that President Robert Mugabe has been abandoned by his Chinese counterpart in his hour of need.
What say do women have in Kenya's peace and security?
by Irene Ndungu
It remains to be seen how Kenya's new National Action Plan will promote the role of women in countering radicalisation and violent extremism.
Can Zimbabwe's #ThisFlag movement lead to real political change?
by Ciara Aucoin
Momentum is picking up for the inspiring #ThisFlag movement, but whether ordinary Zimbabweans can hope for actual change remains to be seen.
Taking stock of conflict around the continent
by Yann Bedzigui
So far in 2016, the AU Peace and Security Council has had a lot on its plate. A brief overview reveals the complexity of the council's work.
Violent extremism: how safe is South Africa?
22 July 2016, Pretoria
Is a terrorist attack a risk for the country and how ready is government to respond?
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How to make SADC's new election observer guidelines stick
26 July 2016, Pretoria
This seminar will discuss how civil society can help ensure that SADC's new procedures are adhered to.
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South Africa
What drives SA's violent protests?
26 July 2016, Cape Town
Data from ISS' Public Violence Monitor will inform a discussion on the latest trends.
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Youth vote
Do you want my vote? Young South Africans' voting behaviour
27 July 2016, Pretoria
Do South Africa's political parties understand how to secure the all important youth vote?
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View on Africa: cautious optimism at the AU summit
27 July 2016, online and in Pretoria
ISS researchers who were in Kigali discuss what did and didn’t happen at the summit.
Rapport sur le Conseil de paix et de sécurité 82
Dans ce numéro, le 27e sommet de l'UA est à l'honneur. Lors de ce sommet, qui a lieu à Kigali, les droits des femmes, les élections de la CUA et les conflits en cours seront au centre des discussions.
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South Sudan
View on Africa: what's gone wrong in South Sudan?
This briefing explored the issues at the heart of the current conflict, assessing regional responses and future scenarios.
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