Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

ISS, Institute for Security Studies

Côte d’Ivoire should learn lessons from past election crises

Updated 6 hours ago The crisis in Côte d’Ivoire has considerably worsened in the run-up to the presidential election on 31 October. The violence is unlikely to subside... 

Africa can’t risk a major maritime cyber attack

28th October 2020 Cyber attacks against African maritime infrastructure threaten the continent’s recovery from COVID-19 and its long-term development and security... 

When digital vigilantism turns into cybercrime

28th October 2020 Press reports surrounding the beheading of a French school teacher in Paris on 16 October have revealed that both he and his school were the focus... 


South Africa’s budget should protect the country’s holy cows

27th October 2020 When South Africa’s Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni presents the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement this week, he’s expected to announce drastic... 

Focus on migrant returns threatens AU–EU negotiations

22nd October 2020 Last month the European Commission unveiled its New Pact on Migration and Asylum (New Pact). The pact’s goals of rebuilding trust and developing... 

Tanzania elections set to widen Africa’s democratic deficit

22nd October 2020 With the 28 October election around the corner, Tanzania’s opposition has mounted a spirited campaign despite numerous impediments and attempts to... 

Africa must prepare better for foreign divestment

20th October 2020 Foreign divestment is steadily becoming more pronounced and requires greater attention from policymakers, especially in Africa. The term refers to... 

Cybercrime in Nigeria demands public-private action

20th October 2020 Cyberattacks have increased in Nigeria in the wake of covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns. The country’s 2015 cybercrimes law may not be adequate... 

Mali gives China a reality check

16th October 2020 China’s role in Africa’s security has been evolving, from its tentative first steps in non-combatant peace operations in 1998 to combat-ready... 

Nigeria’s #EndSARS protests also concern counter-terrorism

15th October 2020 The #EndSARS (End Special Anti-Robbery Squad) protests in Nigeria are a call for massive reforms not only in the police institution but also the... 

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