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31 Jul 2017 description

The international debate packages the problem neatly, but offers few solutions for Africa.


Combating human trafficking has become one of the biggest global challenges, attracting high-level pledges of support from world leaders, especially in the West.

15 Sep 2009 description

Gugu Dube, Dominique Dye (Junior Researchers) & Noël Stott, Senior Research Fellow, Arms Management Programme, ISS Pretoria

From the 9th - 11 September 2009, representatives from African states participated in the 3rd Continental Conference of African Experts on Landmines. The conference was hosted by the Government of the Republic of South Africa, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and with the financial support of the European Union.

13 Jul 2005 description

In theory, democratic elections are an important political process that help to determine the success or failure of a country's overall political response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For political parties, election campaigns offer opportunities to raise awareness and spread information about HIV/AIDS, while competing for votes on the basis of how they would fight the epidemic if elected.

01 Jul 2004 description



The African continent is the only region in the world that has not been able to feed itself since the mid-1970s and is unlikely to do so in the future unless radical policy changes are made to current practice. Food shortages occurring in north, west, central and southern Africa have received relief from food aid, sourced by UN agencies, generally1 from the developed North. Yet, this alternative is not a suitable panacea for addressing the fundamental problem of food insecurity in future.

26 May 2003 description

Jenny Clover
Researcher at the ISS

Published in African Security Review Vol 12 No 1, 2003

26 May 2003 description

Julia Stewart1
Consultant to the UN World Food Programme based in South Africa

Published in African Security Review Vol 12 No 1, 2003