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‘President’ Biden would have to take Africa much more seriously

‘President’ Biden would have to take Africa much more seriously

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th October 2020 Would a president Joe Biden – now tipped to defeat Donald Trump on 3 November – make much difference to Africa? One might expect so since he would... 

 Violent extremists find fertile ground in Kenya’s Isiolo County

Violent extremists find fertile ground in Kenya’s Isiolo County

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th October 2020 Violent extremism is taking hold in Kenya’s Isiolo County, positioning the vast area as the centre of youth radicalisation in the country. In... 

 Violence can be prevented using dialogue backed by evidence

Violence can be prevented using dialogue backed by evidence

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th October 2020 An important answer was the dearth of opportunities for those working on the problem to share and learn together. To address this shortcoming, the... 

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Covid-19 exposes the high cost of SA’s foreign affairs

Covid-19 exposes the high cost of SA’s foreign affairs

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th October 2020 South Africa plays an important role internationally and in Africa. But meeting its commitments to institutions such as the United Nations Security... 

 Political spill-over taints Mauritius’s good governance image

Political spill-over taints Mauritius’s good governance image

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th October 2020 Mauritius, long perceived as an oasis of political stability in Africa, has recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Blacklisting by the... 

 Africa and the world continue to allow illegal capital flight

Africa and the world continue to allow illegal capital flight

2nd October 2020 It’s been five years since former South African president Thabo Mbeki and his high-level panel published their landmark report on illicit financial... 

 Presidential power play undermines democracy in Africa

Presidential power play undermines democracy in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd October 2020 African leaders seeking re-election often exploit access to government resources to boost their campaigns, creating an uneven electoral playing... 

 Third terms for presidents of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea must be stopped

Third terms for presidents of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea must be stopped

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd October 2020 Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire will hold presidential elections this October. The polls are vital for the countries’ stability. But the outgoing leaders... 

 Economic growth or civil liberties: the choice facing Tanzanian voters

Economic growth or civil liberties: the choice facing Tanzanian voters

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th September 2020 Tanzanians vote in a month’s time for a president and parliamentarians for both the mainland and Zanzibar. Under the shadow of COVID-19, they will... 

 Women, peace and security: is SA a global champion but domestic loser?

Women, peace and security: is SA a global champion but domestic loser?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2020 Gender-based violence and women’s empowerment are enormous challenges in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s words in June 2020 illustrated... 

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