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Côte d’Ivoire’s Great West: Key to Reconciliation

"Western Côte d’Ivoire’s land, security and identity problems make this vast border territory the country’s most unstable area. Reconciliation has yet to begin there and communal tensions remain acute. Two administrative regions are especially p...

Rethinking Border Management Strategies in West Africa : Experience from the Sahel

"This Policy Brief discusses border management challenges in light of the Mali and Sahel crises.It argues for documentation of existing national strategies on border management and their alignment into an ECOWAS strategy. These strategies, when en...

The Human Being as a Commodity: Responding to the Trafficking and Trading of Persons in West Africa

"This Policy Brief examines the trafficking and commoditization of humans in West Africa, focusing on its nature, risk and fueling factors. It further highlights various responses of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its M...

Border Governance for African Integration: Progress and Challenges

"This Report is aimed at two immediacies. The first is for it to serve the purpose of an instant aide memoire for the Colloquium participants. The second is to disseminate information about the Colloquium further afield. The Handbook is organized ...

African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol. 2, No. 1, 2001

This journal gincludes two book reviews and five articles. 'Engendering Peace in Africa: a critical inquiry into some current thinking on the role of African women in peace-building' investigates popular concepts of womanhood and of women's peace-...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 43

This edition contains a report on peace and security in Southern Africa as well as agreements between South Africa , Lesotho and Swaziland on monetary matters. Exerpts from press conferences and speeches with regard to Zimbabwe's attitude towards...

The Kenyan Military Intervention in Somalia

"The government’s hasty, insufficiently prepared decision to intervene militarily in Somalia will have profound consequences for stability in both countries. Al-Shabaab now clearly intends not only to destabilise the North Eastern Province, but a...

The Draft Protocol on the Facilitation of Movement of Persons in SADC: Implications for State Parties

"The migration of persons across international boundaries in search of better opportunities or as a result of war, conflict and political instability has risen substantially over the years. The UN Population Division estimates that there are cu...

Understanding Press Coverage of Cross-Border Migration in Southern Africa Since 2000

"Xenophobia is a distinctive and widespread phenomenon in South and Southern Africa. The print media, in particular, has been accused of exacerbating xenophobic attitudes. This paper discusses press coverage of cross-border migration in Southern ...

Northern Gateway: Cross-Border Migration Between Namibia and Angola

"Namibia shares its borders with five other SADC countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola. Communities in southern Angola and northern Namibia share deep cultural roots and people along the border have similar cultural pract...

Ship Without Sails: Chemical and Biological Weapons Control in Africa

"The African continent faces a number of security challenges, including the proliferation of small arms and light weapons and illicit trans-border activities such as drug and human trafficking. Given the enormity of these immediate challenges, ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 56

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: • South Africa, Namibia and Angola - Texts of UN Security Council Resolution 628 and 629, 16 January 1989 ; 632, 16 February 1989. - Text of UN Council for Namibia Decree No. 1. - T...

SANDF Control of the Northern and Eastern Border Areas of South Africa

"Field research undertaken for this paper originally aimed to focus on the illegal movement of firearms across South Africa’s international borders. However, it was difficult to separate the issue of firearms from that of illegal immigration or ev...

Report on IGAD Conference on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism UN Conference Centre, Addis Ababa 24 - 27 June 2003

"The speaker noted that Ethiopia was at the forefront of supporting the signing and implementation of various conventions to combat and prevent acts of terrorism. The Minister further stated that it was imperative for member states to work togethe...

Policing the Ports Reducing Illicit Trafficking in South Africa

"Among the conclusions and recommendations arising from this study are suggestions for improvement in a number of systems. These range from information sharing to profiling risk analysis to cargo inspections. In terms of information systems, tip-o...

The Challenge to Control South Africa's Borders and Borderline

"The aim of this research project was to establish how effective South African border control mechanisms are in preventing the illegal smuggling or movement of firearms across South Africa’s international land borders. The research consisted of an...

Towards the Free Movement of People in Southern Africa

"The purpose of this paper is to seek to analyse the 1995 and 1997 protocols with a view to examine the feasibility of the free movement of people at this juncture of SADC's development. The paper also raises broader questions related to the issu...

South Africa's Migration Policies A Regional Perspective

"Given the divergent interests of sending and receiving countries, participants expressed different views about the specifics of South Africa’s migration and border management regimes. However, they generally agreed that South Africa needed new ...

Border Security in Ghana: Challenges and Prospects

"This paper has therefore examined the dynamics as it pertains to Ghana and has identified among others that the institutional challenges centre around lack of modern border infrastructure and facilities, capacity building of the agents directly i...

Cross Border Criminal Activities in West Africa : Options for Effective Responses

"The aim of this paper is to explore particular cross-border crimes in West Africa, and recommend options for effective responses. In doing this, it seeks to: (a)identify and discuss the different categories of cross-border crime; (b)examine the a...

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