Civil-Military Relations

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 06:42
Some opposition forces are exploiting the attention on Burundi to fuel the fears of wider violence and chaos in order to force Mr. Nkurunziza into some sort of Western-backed power-sharing agreement. It is not clear if this strategy will work, but so far, calls for negotiations have intensified as more bodies show up on the streets.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:03
Iraq's ruling alliance and powerful Shi'ite militias say Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi would be digging his own political grave and undermining the fight against Islamic State if he permits the deployment of a new U.S. special operations force in the country.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 06:31
On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 06:40
The course, which brought together 23 participants from Uganda, Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, seeks to espouse better understanding of how to collaborate with civilians and stabilise communities in conflict situations.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 07:11
El Salvador is set to eclipse Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 06:12
The government would like you to believe local cops, politicians and drug lords did away with 43 student protesters. But it’s now apparent the military played a role as well.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:29
Civil military relations and the upholding of constitutional requirements are key dimensions of the leadership required for advancing security in Africa.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 05:16
A Congo Republic opposition leader said late on Thursday that forces from leader Denis Sassou Nguesso's presidential guard were surrounding his house, detaining him and three allies opposed to a vote on extending term limits.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 06:23
If the government’s KDF Amendment Bill goes through as planned, Parliament will effectively lose its constitutional oversight of the army.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 06:48
The African Union has decided to publish an investigative report about atrocities committed in South Sudan and to establish an 'African-led' court to prosecute those responsible for the atrocities, according to a communique released by the AU Peace and Security Council.