Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

ISS, Institute for Security Studies

Algeria, Sudan and the power of protest

24th May 2019 In the past two months, historic anti-government protests across Algeria and Sudan have forced their ageing autocrats to resign after decades of... 

Will free trade be Africa’s economic game changer?

23rd May 2019 The ambitious African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which technically enters into force on 30 May could be the game changer for... 

Fixing South Africa’s broken windows

23rd May 2019 In 1982, George L Kelling and James Q Wilson penned an article that created the idea of broken windows policing. Kelling, who died on 15 May aged... 


Beyond politics: options for an AU-UN partnership that delivers

21st May 2019 The human security benefits of collaboration between the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) are clear. With the formidable resources and... 

Malawi’s election is impossible to call

20th May 2019 In the last months of former president Bingu wa Mutharika’s rule, his relations with his vice-president soured to such a degree that Joyce Banda... 

Corruption invites organised crime

17th May 2019 On 17 December 2010, young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in front of the local governor’s office in an ultimate... 

Elephants pay the price for politics

16th May 2019 If Botswana’s elephants could sniff the political atmosphere in the country, they would be getting skittish about the threat posed to them by the... 

Are South Africa’s police ready to lead with the evidence?

14th May 2019 Does hiring more police reduce crime? Not necessarily. What about rapidly responding to calls for assistance? Nope. Random, visible patrol? I’m... 

Young refugees can help ‘Silence the Guns by 2020’

10th May 2019 Today more than 600 million young people globally live in fragile and conflict-affected areas, many of them in Africa. At some point they are... 

Organised crime meets terrorism in Tunisia

7th May 2019 Over the past several years, links have been reported between terrorism and organised crime. The European jihadists responsible for the terrorist... 

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