Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

ISS, Institute for Security Studies

Malawi’s election is impossible to call

Updated 7 hours ago 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... 

Boko Haram’s resurgence in Chad

6th May 2019 Boko Haram attacks in Chad have increased since 2018, calling into question the effectiveness of national military responses to counter violent... 

Repositioning the AU’s role in countering terror

3rd May 2019 Early in March, senior African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) officials gathered in Mogadishu to review the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).... 

Félix Tshisekedi walks a political tightrope

2nd May 2019 Three months into Félix Tshisekedi’s presidency, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) still has neither a government, nor a prime minister.... 

Stemming the tide of illegal trawling in Sierra Leone

30th April 2019 In August last year, a group of frustrated fishermen from Sierra Leone took the law into their own hands when they tangled with a Chinese trawler... 

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