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 Slamming the door on democracy in the DRC

Slamming the door on democracy in the DRC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th February 2019 Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – but... 

Nigeria's election delay: why, and what next?

Nigeria's election delay: why, and what next?

18th February 2019 Nigeria abruptly postponed its presidential election hours before polling was due to begin. The presidential and parliamentary votes have been... 

25 years of democracy (Part 2) Debate, depoliticisation and absence of vision

25 years of democracy (Part 2) Debate, depoliticisation and absence of vision

By: Raymond Suttner     18th February 2019 There was a time when the struggle in South Africa was suffused with debate, contending positions being examined and questioned and many people... 

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Helping Africa help refugees

Helping Africa help refugees

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th February 2019 Refugee management in Africa is hindered by scarce resources, social tensions, and cumbersome regulatory processes. Donors, international and... 

Battle of the titans: Fact-checking arch-rivals in race for Nigeria’s presidency

Battle of the titans: Fact-checking arch-rivals in race for Nigeria’s presidency

By: Africa Check     15th February 2019 This week, Nigerians will elect a president. They are spoilt for choice: the official list has 73 names for the presidency, though some have since... 

Listen to the customer?

Listen to the customer?

By: Terence Creamer     15th February 2019 One of the most hotly contested technical points debated during the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) nationwide hearings into... 

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a real difference

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a real difference

14th February 2019 Women are gaining ground in politics around the world. Last year, the so-called “pink wave” saw a record number of women elected to Congress in the... 

What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

14th February 2019 Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has... 

 Suspicions cloud Senegal’s upcoming election

Suspicions cloud Senegal’s upcoming election

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th February 2019 Senegal will choose its president on 24 February in an atmosphere clouded by suspicions that the incumbent, Macky Sall, has engineered recent... 

Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th February 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his State of the Nation Address on February 7 to outline his relatively new government’s actions and... 

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