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Tomorrow, Liberia will hold an election marking its first post-war handover of power. Cited by political analysts as ‘highly unpredictable’, the ballot will reshape Liberia’s political landscape and may have an impact on peace and security, governance, development and economic growth.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 3,000 people—so far. It is spreading at an alarming pace, despite the efforts of governments and regional and multilateral organisations to stem the tide.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 188, June 2014
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 182, April 2014
The recent 19th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, injected new momentum into the decade old African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) with the appointment of new leadership to the APR Forum and the APR Panel. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Barrister Akere Muna will play pivotal roles in the two afore-mentioned governing bodies of Africa’s unique voluntary governance assessment instrument. How will the new appointments affect the mechanism that is heading into its second decade of existence?
The slide towards civil war in Côte d’Ivoire looks, on the face of it, like a fight between two men in business suits. One refuses to leave power and the other  wants to exercise the right bestowed on him by the country’s voters and take over as president.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Western Cape Branch invites you to a book launch by Tim Butcher, Author of ‘Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit’ .
IN A first for Africa, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will become the continent’s first democratically elected female president when the results of Tuesday’s presidential run-off elections are confirmed. Since this follows hard on the heels of the 15th ratification of the African Union Protocol on Women’s Rights, it seems Africa may well be on the cusp of a long-delayed wave of empowerment of women.
Sweden offers a prison cell as debate continues over where former Liberian leader Charles Taylor should stand trial. A decision by the Swedish parliament to allow former Liberian president Charles Taylor to be imprisoned in Sweden if he is convicted of war crimes has removed a major blockage to a trial in The Hague.