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 Squeezing the goose that lays the golden eggs

Squeezing the goose that lays the golden eggs

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th March 2019 African countries are claiming a bigger slice of the revenues from their natural resources from mining companies. Is this good and can it work?... 

 Zimbabwe’s slither towards increased authoritarianism

Zimbabwe’s slither towards increased authoritarianism

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th March 2019 The assessment of Zimbabwe’s ‘Second Republic’ under President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been overshadowed by the violence of 1 August 2018 and... 

 Is mob violence out of control in South Africa?

Is mob violence out of control in South Africa?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th March 2019 At least two people a day die as a result of vigilante or group attacks in South Africa. One such incident recently went viral on social media. In... 

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 Roots of Nigeria’s election violence

Roots of Nigeria’s election violence

5th March 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has been elected for a second term. Nigerians have also elected new members of the National Assembly, and on 9 March,... 

 Drone strikes a growing threat to African civilians

Drone strikes a growing threat to African civilians

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th February 2019 Since 2016, Donald Trump has loosened the reins on the US drone programme by lowering the standards for who can be targeted and where. This has... 

 Breaking Africa’s cycle of forced displacement

Breaking Africa’s cycle of forced displacement

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      27th February 2019 Children make up 59% of Africa’s refugees and 50% of its internally displaced people. And while forced displacement continues to steal the... 

 Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Liptako-Gourma

Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Liptako-Gourma

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st February 2019 States in the Liptako-Gourma region – including Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – are imposing restrictive measures to try to quell the growing threat... 

 Africa must invest in the new ‘high seas’ treaty

Africa must invest in the new ‘high seas’ treaty

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th February 2019 The world’s largest crime scene is not in any specific country or region. It is the area known as the ‘high seas’ – those parts of the oceans that... 

 Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security

Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th February 2019 Piracy and armed robbery at sea have long been regarded as a threat to international peace and security. But other types of maritime crime are just... 

 Slamming the door on democracy in the DRC

Slamming the door on democracy in the DRC

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th February 2019 Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – but... 

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