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 The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd July 2020 Somalia’s historic one-person-one vote election, scheduled for late 2020, looks set to be postponed. Electoral commission chair Halima Ismail told... 

 More questions than answers: Tanzania’s mandatory SIM card registration

More questions than answers: Tanzania’s mandatory SIM card registration

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st July 2020 Tanzania has introduced mandatory SIM card registration to combat cybercrime and fraud. The country joins over 140 others worldwide with this... 

 The poor lose again: impact of Covid-19 on Africa

The poor lose again: impact of Covid-19 on Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st July 2020 The impact of COVID-19 is usually measured in rates of infection, deaths, jobs lost and the hit on national economies. But there’s another metric –... 

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 Can the AU protect citizens against Covid-19 abuses?

Can the AU protect citizens against Covid-19 abuses?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th June 2020 Lockdowns and curfews to fight Covid-19 across Africa have been designed as an abuse of fundamental rights. This was the view of Mélanie Sonhaye... 

 Domestic violence during Covid-19: are we asking the right questions?

Domestic violence during Covid-19: are we asking the right questions?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th June 2020 The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting... 

Ethiopia’s Nile dam dispute must be solved soon

Ethiopia’s Nile dam dispute must be solved soon

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th June 2020 The bitter dispute among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the giant Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile seems... 

 Dialogue with terrorists should start with community voices

Dialogue with terrorists should start with community voices

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th June 2020 Dialogue as a plausible method for countering violent extremism has gained traction in the past year as international and regional actors consider... 

 Lifting lockdown: a double-edged sword for public safety?

Lifting lockdown: a double-edged sword for public safety?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th June 2020 South Africa’s first levels of lockdown substantially reduced violent crime, making it one of the few countries in the world to record fewer deaths... 

 SA passes Kenya the baton in the Security Council relay

SA passes Kenya the baton in the Security Council relay

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd June 2020 In January 2021, Kenya will replace South Africa as one of the three elected African members (A3) on the United Nations Security Council, joining... 

 Mutharika’s last stab at the judiciary before elections

Mutharika’s last stab at the judiciary before elections

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th June 2020 Next Tuesday’s re-run presidential election in Malawi, like that of last May, is turning out to be more of a contest between the judiciary and... 

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