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 Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Lake Chad countries

Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Lake Chad countries

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th July 2018 The ongoing terror threat in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon has led the governments of the Lake Chad region to enact numerous security... 

Finding ways to keep communities alive after mine closures

Finding ways to keep communities alive after mine closures

16th July 2018 South Africa’s economy was built on the mining industry. But the sector has been in decline for decades. Mining contributed R312-billion, or 6.8%,... 

Insights of rating agencies and thinking on the ground

Insights of rating agencies and thinking on the ground

By: Raymond Suttner     16th July 2018 When Cyril Ramaphosa became state president, he inherited leadership in a state with a massive debt. Indebtedness hovers everywhere and seeps into... 

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Rediscovering Mandela

Rediscovering Mandela

By: Terence Creamer     13th July 2018 The great leadership challenge of our times is to make the correct decisions, and implement them, in a world that is increasingly failing to... 

A big moment for Africa: why the MeerKAT -- and astronomy -- matter

A big moment for Africa: why the MeerKAT -- and astronomy -- matter

13th July 2018 Astronomy in Africa will take a giant leap forward with the unveiling of the 64-dish MeerKAT array in South Africa on July 13. The MeerKAT will be... 

ANC won't fix internal strife unless it addresses root causes of discontent

ANC won't fix internal strife unless it addresses root causes of discontent

13th July 2018 South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), is in crisis less than a year before a general election expected to be held in... 

 The potentially more sinister threat in Boko Haram’s split

The potentially more sinister threat in Boko Haram’s split

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th July 2018 Boko Haram’s split in 2016 saw the emergence of two distinct jihadist movements, with divergent operating methods, in the Lake Chad region. Boko... 

Young Nigerians have made their mark, but odds are still with the old in 2019

Young Nigerians have made their mark, but odds are still with the old in 2019

12th July 2018 The presidency of Muhammadu Buhari continues to lay claim to achievements in the fight against corruption in Nigeria as well as the war against... 

Ethiopia's Ahmed is driving change at speed. Now the hard work must begin

Ethiopia's Ahmed is driving change at speed. Now the hard work must begin

12th July 2018 Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rose to office after an internal party struggle led by his reform partners within the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary... 

 Where in Africa is organised crime most serious?

Where in Africa is organised crime most serious?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th July 2018 Researchers on organised crime are often asked where in Africa the problem is most serious. Implicit in the question is which countries should be... 

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