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SAIIA Occasional Paper No 194, July 2014
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 71, August 2013
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’ .
SAIIA's War and Organised Crime Project hosted a conference entitled 'War, Conflict and Organised Crime' to which participants from all over the SADC region were invited.
by Gail WannenburgSAIIA: 2006ISBN: 1-919969-41-1Pages: 442Price: ZAR 80.00Culminating from a three-year research project, this book looks at the links between war and organised crime. It argues that even though the presence of natural resources may prolong civil wars in Africa, in a number of cases civil wars and organised crime have the same origin: a combination of poor political, economic and social governance at a national, regional and international level.
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.