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 Chad’s turbulent presidential polls put democracy on the backburner

Chad’s turbulent presidential polls put democracy on the backburner

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th April 2021 Chadians went to the polls on 11 April for the sixth presidential election since a multiparty system was introduced in 1990. President Idriss Déby... 

 Vaccine nationalism and African government deficiencies hinder roll-out

Vaccine nationalism and African government deficiencies hinder roll-out

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th April 2021 The African Union – mainly through its Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) – has done well in trying to acquire Covid-19... 

 Battle for power and wealth fuels Kenya’s Kapedo conflict

Battle for power and wealth fuels Kenya’s Kapedo conflict

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th April 2021 The killing of a senior police officer in Kenya’s Kapedo area on 17 January is just the latest attack in a longstanding brutal conflict. Those... 

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 Sahel counter-terrorism takes a heavy toll on civilians

Sahel counter-terrorism takes a heavy toll on civilians

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th April 2021 National and foreign forces deployed to fight terrorism in the Sahel are increasingly harming civilians. Figures from the Armed Conflict Location &... 

 Women at the heart of Boko Haram and katiba Macina

Women at the heart of Boko Haram and katiba Macina

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th April 2021 Women play complex and nuanced roles in violent extremism in Mali and Niger. They represent strategic human resources for these groups, Institute... 

 Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots

Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th April 2021 The past year has been deadly for African and Asian-born migrants in South Africa. And if past trends are anything to go by, it is about to become... 

 Biden lifts Trump’s financial veto on developing nations

Biden lifts Trump’s financial veto on developing nations

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th April 2021 Exactly how the Biden administration might impact Africa remains a bit of a mystery, as the new United States president, predictably, works through... 

 A third election without main opposition parties in Benin

A third election without main opposition parties in Benin

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th April 2021 On 11 April, Benin will hold its seventh presidential election since the 1990 national conference that paved the way for the country’s peaceful... 

 Africa could become a testing ground for tech-enabled social engineering

Africa could become a testing ground for tech-enabled social engineering

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th April 2021 Within a year, much of the world has adopted the norm of wearing masks to protect against the Covid-19 pandemic. Notwithstanding the political... 

 Nigeria’s kidnapping crisis unites the north and south

Nigeria’s kidnapping crisis unites the north and south

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th April 2021 Schools in north-western Nigeria recently reopened after a months-long shutdown by state governments due to increasing kidnappings. Between... 

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