Sierra Leone:Police Boss Assures Robust Security for 2018 Elections

[Concord] The new Inspector General of Police has assured the public that they are in a position to provide robust security for the conduct of the 2018 multitier elections, adding that his men are ready to put modalities in place to ensure the conduct peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.

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Burundi:Do Global Actors Have What It Takes to Help Burundi?

[ISS] Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of global conflict prevention responses. This instability has included a failed coup d’├ętat, violent clashes between government and opposition forces, increasing suppression of the media and civil society, as well as targeted assassinations.

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Ethiopia:National Security Council Reflects On Yet Another Daunting Security Assessment

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -In another meeting attended by members of Ethiopia’s Security Council, participants at a day long meeting on Friday January 05 have reflected on yet another daunting security assessment compiled from various parts of the country since the council’s first meeting was held, during which an alarming security assessment document was presented.

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