Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

ISS, Institute for Security Studies

Libya nurtures a fragile peace

22nd January 2021 Hopes for an end to the decade-long post-Muammar Gaddafi conflict are higher now than they have been for a long time. A ceasefire has held since... 

South Africa can’t afford more delays on controlling the use of explosives

22nd January 2021 At about 21:30 on 12 November 2020, an explosives truck was transporting around 20 925 kg of commercial explosives. Between Delmas and Leandra in... 

Joe Biden and counter-terrorism in Africa: more of the same?

21st January 2021 President Joe Biden’s promise to restore the United States’ global relations and alliances renews hope of America’s wider embrace of... 


Dialogue could have averted COVID-19 border chaos

21st January 2021 The festive season was marked by dramatic scenes of tens of thousands of people amassing at border posts between South Africa and its neighbours... 

Uganda’s social media battleground is not just an African trend

18th January 2021 In the earlier days of Ugandan Yoweri Museveni’s presidential career in 2006, I remember seeing election posters routinely torn down by all sides... 

African cities must prepare for climate migration

15th January 2021 African climate-linked migration tends to be dominated by European narratives. In reality, most of these migrants move within their own countries... 

Zambia defaults, economically and politically

14th January 2021 Many African countries are sinking further into unsustainable debt. Last November Zambia epitomised the problem when it defaulted on a... 

CAR elections expose the depth of the country’s crisis

13th January 2021 On 27 December 2020, citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) were called to elect their president and 140 Members of Parliament amid renewed... 

Elections and instability as Africa enters 2021

13th January 2021 No fewer than 10 presidential elections are planned for 2021 – in Benin, Cape Verde, Chad, The Gambia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan,... 

Boko Haram blocks Lake Chad trade routes

11th January 2021 The Boko Haram insurgency has had devastating consequences on Lake Chad boat transporters, a socio-economic group that has been the locomotive of... 

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