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South Africa’s new police watchdog bill weakens rule of law

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th August 2023 A new bill before Parliament proposing amendments to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) Act raises the contentious question of... 

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Africa, beware the dangers that digital influence poses for elections

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th August 2023 When William Ruto and Raila Odinga competed for Kenya’s presidency last August, ‘we knew that this election was going to be won on tech,’ a leading... 

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From Russia, with little to show for it  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th August 2023 Russian President Vladimir Putin was hoping for a record turnout of African leaders at the second Russia-Africa summit in St Petersburg last week... 

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Turning away from terrorism: lessons from the Lake Chad Basin

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd August 2023 Terror groups in the Sahel are becoming more resilient, making it hard for governments and their partners to degrade them. As the region explores... 

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Africa-Europe migration deals cost lives and undercut democracy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd August 2023 Leaders attending Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s 23 July Rome conference were invited less for their interest in migration and development... 

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Conflict and organised crime are razing CAR’s rainforests

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st August 2023 Forests cover just over one third of the Central African Republic’s (CAR) territory. The forestry sector is a vital source of income and... 

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Development funders must seize climate migration opportunities

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st July 2023 Despite contributing only 3% of historical carbon emissions, climate-related disasters cost Africa up to US$15 billion annually. The continent... 

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France and the US’s possible Faustian Pact with CAR’s Touadéra

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th July 2023 Signs are emerging that France and the United States (US) are contemplating a deal with the Central African Republic’s (CAR) President... 

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Lessons from Mali’s referendum for its transition process

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th July 2023 Mali’s 18 June referendum has returned a ‘yes’ vote of 96.91% to approve the new constitution, which was drafted by a commission created by decree... 

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Zimbabwe heads for yet another disputed election

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th July 2023 Zimbabwe is on course for another contested election. Current conditions don’t conform with the Southern African Development Community’s election... 

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