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 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... 

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 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... 

Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next

Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next

11th July 2018 This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that... 

Obama's Mandela lecture comes at an auspicious time for democracy

Obama's Mandela lecture comes at an auspicious time for democracy

11th July 2018 Former US President Barack Obama will aim high with his Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johanesburg on July 17th. According to his close adviser... 

 DRC prioritises oil over conservation

DRC prioritises oil over conservation

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th July 2018 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to degazette parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to allow for oil drilling.... 

How South Africa should view foreign policy in a changing world order

How South Africa should view foreign policy in a changing world order

10th July 2018 One of the first initiatives of South Africa’s new minister of international relations, Lindiwe Sisulu, was to announce a review of the country’s... 

 Role of refugees in South Sudan’s peace process

Role of refugees in South Sudan’s peace process

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th July 2018 9 July, marks the seventh anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, more than four years of which have been marred by conflict. Disagreement... 

Do 8 300 super-rich Kenyans own more than the rest?

Do 8 300 super-rich Kenyans own more than the rest?

By: Africa Check     10th July 2018 Kenya’s wealthy have little trouble remaining in the spotlight. In April 2018, British think tank Chatham House spoke of the country’s “rampant”... 

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