Security Sector Reform

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 07:25
The Minister of National Defense, Brownie J. Samukai on Thursday highlighted various happenings relating to security matters in and around the country. At the regular press briefing held at the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), on the 5th of September, Minister Samukai briefed reporters on quadripartite meetings that focused on working along with neighboring countries to enhance the coordination of security interests along our common borders.
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 10:27
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 11:36

As mentioned in my previous blog, over 25 Members of Congress (MoC) are traveling across Sub-Saharan Africa this month.  Countries visited will include Ethiopia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, and Liberia.  The trips provides the chance for MoCs – many of them for the first time – to see first-hand the programs and activities being implemented on the ground through the security assistance funding that they appropriate.

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 12:05

On August 11, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, IRIN, published an article arguing that military training in Democratic Republic of the Congo cannot occur in the absence of larger security sector and governance reform. The piece,Can the DRC army stop abusing human rights?, contended “Stamping out human rights abuses by the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) entails more than classroom training sessions.”

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 07:20
South Africa's ANC government pulled out at the last minute from a memorial ceremony marking the anniversary of the nation's bloodiest post-apartheid labor violence, drawing attention to the dominant party's loss of support among many mineworkers.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:15

* Note: This piece originally ran in US News & World Report on 08/08/2013. *