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14 May 2020

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READING OF THE WEEK

COVID-19-Related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Financial Action Task Force - FATF

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented global challenges, human suffering and economic disruption. This paper identifies challenges, good practices and policy responses to new money laundering and terrorist financing threats and vulnerabilities arising from the COVID-19 crisis.

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NORTH AFRICA / SAHEL / SUB – SAHARA

Ceasefire Project Country Reports: Somalia

Center for Security Studies - CSS

The conflict in Somalia started when then-President Siad Barre was overthrown by an armed opposition group in 1991.the government conflict slowly transformed into several regional conflicts, and facilitated the development of a war economy involving different warlords fighting over their businesses rather than (only) political power.

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COVID-19 in Somalia: A Public Health Emergency in an Electoral Minefield

International Crisis Group

Somalia is highly vulnerable to both the COVID-19 virus and the socioeconomic dimensions of the crisis. Its first cases of infection have also appeared at a time of heightened political tension over forthcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.

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Africa Versus Coronavirus: Four Much-Needed Capabilities

Aljazeera Centre for Studies

The spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, has now hit almost all African countries with over 10,000 confirmed cases in all African countries. Earlier in March, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian, first African director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), called on African leaders to take seriously the threat from the virus.

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Exploring Pooled Finance for South Africa

South African Institute of International Affairs - SAIIA

In response to the need for local authorities to have access to/receive resources that match their responsibilities, there has been a concerted effort to support the development of new local government (LG) financial tools and deepen financial innovation. Sub-national pooled financing mechanisms (SPFMs), also known as pooled bonds/finance, allow local and regional governments and other entities with similar interests and credit characteristics to access credit markets that would otherwise not have been available to them.

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MIDDLE-EAST


Limiting IDF Engagement in Civilian Crises

National Security Studies and the Israel Democracy Institute

A team of researchers from the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) have conducted a study on how the IDF – particularly through the Home Front Command – could best use its various capacities to assist in the struggle against the coronavirus.

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TRANSNATIONAL

Coronavirus, Security, and the Cyber-Order

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

The coronavirus crisis represents an opportunity to analyze the concept of security beyond military might. The pandemic, which resembles a form of biological warfare, is being accompanied by incessant cyberattacks, and most countries are showing themselves unable to tackle asymmetric threats effectively.

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What World Post Covid-19? Three Scenarios

Atlantic Council

This paper is a preliminary look at the geopolitical implications of a crisis that is still unfolding. Three scenarios are sketched out for the possible direction of the global system post-COVID-19.

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The Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa

Wilson Center

The world is currently struggling to control a global public health pandemic—COVID-19—that is spreading very fast with diverse levels of fatalities in different regions and countries. This paper addresses the South African government’s response to COVID-19 and the impact of the disease on South African society.

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