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Attack shows that al-Shabaab is still a potent threat to Kenya

Attack shows that al-Shabaab is still a potent threat to Kenya

18th January 2019 The terror attack in Nairobi was a tragedy. But also, to some extent, unexpected. Kenya suffered relatively frequent attacks between 2013 and 2016... 

 The silent destruction of Senegal’s last forests

The silent destruction of Senegal’s last forests

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th January 2019 Senegal’s Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests.... 

The real challenge facing the Eskom task team

The real challenge facing the Eskom task team

By: Terence Creamer     18th January 2019 The most recent financial and operational crises at Eskom have brought to the fore the serious economic risks associated with relying on an entity... 

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 How Uganda and UNHCR failed refugees

How Uganda and UNHCR failed refugees

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th January 2019 Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population and is heralded as a model of progressive refugee policies. But damning 2018 reports have revealed... 

Towards healthy ecosystems in 2019

Towards healthy ecosystems in 2019

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      17th January 2019 I spent the early part of December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, witnessing the complex discussions on climate change unfold at COP24. This was my... 

‘Project Rescue Nigeria’: Fact-checking Oby Ezekwesili’s presidential manifesto

‘Project Rescue Nigeria’: Fact-checking Oby Ezekwesili’s presidential manifesto

By: Africa Check     17th January 2019 On 16 February 2019, Nigerians will head to the polls to choose a new president. One candidate is Obiageli Ezekwesili, who has twice served as a... 

Bold steps Mnangagwa should be taking instead of fiddling with the petrol price

Bold steps Mnangagwa should be taking instead of fiddling with the petrol price

16th January 2019 When economically challenged rulers try to run nations, especially fragile ones, they can easily make mistakes. In the past few weeks demonstrators... 

The coup in Gabon surprised everyone. Why forecasts, and the plot, failed

The coup in Gabon surprised everyone. Why forecasts, and the plot, failed

16th January 2019 Coups d’états have become increasingly rare across the world. When coups – or even attempted coups – happen, they attract a great deal of... 

 Will this election change the DRC?

Will this election change the DRC?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th January 2019 With the announcement this weekend that the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) ruling party had won a substantial majority in the national... 

The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans

The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans

15th January 2019 Launching the governing African National Congress’s (ANC) 2019 general election manifesto in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the... 

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