Security Sector Reform

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:12
Leaders of the Somali National Army met with international military and civilian officials to discuss the future of Somalia’s security at the 2017 SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 10.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:27
United Nations Secretary General's special representative has pressed on political parties in Ghana to ban unregulated security forces and seek dispute resolutions or dialogue through laid down structures, as polls draw closer.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:19
A national commission in Kenya announced Thursday it has fired 302 police officers who refused to be vetted as part of reforms of the police force.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 06:44
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), now in its 41st year, has a formidable record, both in its efforts to enhance regional economic integration, its initial mandate, and to promote peace in a particularly turbulent region. Still, the organisation has demonstrated shortcomings requiring significant institutional change.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 05:47
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the SADC Observer Mission that he has led made recommendations for the Kingdom of Lesotho to consider affecting constitutional and security reforms.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 06:15
Setbacks in security sector reform (SSR) efforts in Africa in recent years are reminders that establishing an effective and accountable security sector is inextricably linked to the quality of democratic governance. Only legitimately elected leaders have built-in incentives to create capable security sectors focused on citizen security.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 07:11
The idea of a literal war on terrorism, as opposed to the figurative "wars" on corruption and drugs, is meant to generate a climate of fear and foster an unthinking and unquestioning patriotism. This provides not only the carpet under which the Kenyan government seeks to sweep its failure to fundamentally reform and fix the country's security system, but also the justification for a clampdown on dissent.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:13

Recognizing the country could serve as a model for others in the region, the United States has marshalled a significant amount of resources to assist Tunisia. From FY 2011 to FY 2014, the United States provided an estimated $167 million in security assistance and has requested at least $142 million for FY 2015 and FY 2016 combined. Yet, the United States has several challenges in effectively assisting Tunisia.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 07:24
Guinea-Bissau’s international partners will meet in Brussels on 25 March to examine, among other things, the crucial issue of security sector reform (SSR). In the last 40 years, the army has attempted a dozen coups and three have been successful. This instability has been one of the impediments to the country’s development.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 06:31
Kenya's High Court has thrown out key aspects of a tough new anti-terrorism law after a legal challenge by the opposition. The government said the law was needed to counter the growing threat posed by militant Islamists.

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