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 Do Africa’s youth prefer the ballot to the bullet?

Do Africa’s youth prefer the ballot to the bullet?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      31st January 2019 On 7 January, a group of young military officers in Libreville, Gabon, tried to overthrow the government of President Ali Bongo Ondimba. The... 

 Home-grown terror a worsening threat for Kenya

Home-grown terror a worsening threat for Kenya

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th January 2019 The six attackers and 12 suspects in court for the 15 January terror attack on Nairobi’s dusitD2 hotel complex are mostly Kenyans. This was also... 

 Has Algeria joined Africa’s new ‘cocaine coast’?

Has Algeria joined Africa’s new ‘cocaine coast’?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th January 2019 In May 2018, a record 701 kilograms of cocaine were seized by customs authorities in the port of Oran, Algeria’s second largest city. The narcotics... 

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 The Gambia must heal its social and political divisions

The Gambia must heal its social and political divisions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      24th January 2019 Two years after its first democratic transition, The Gambia continues to face many challenges, including rebuilding national cohesion that was... 

 SA’s trial by fire on the UN Security Council

SA’s trial by fire on the UN Security Council

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      23rd January 2019 Less than a month into its term on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, South Africa faces a potential trial by fire which could set the tone... 

 Will Sudan’s latest protests bring down Bashir?

Will Sudan’s latest protests bring down Bashir?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd January 2019 Street protests that started in the north-eastern Sudanese city of Atbara over bread and fuel price hikes on 19 December have snowballed into weeks... 

 The silent destruction of Senegal’s last forests

The silent destruction of Senegal’s last forests

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th January 2019 Senegal’s Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests.... 

 How Uganda and UNHCR failed refugees

How Uganda and UNHCR failed refugees

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th January 2019 Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population and is heralded as a model of progressive refugee policies. But damning 2018 reports have revealed... 

 Will this election change the DRC?

Will this election change the DRC?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th January 2019 With the announcement this weekend that the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) ruling party had won a substantial majority in the national... 

Somalia shoots itself in the foot

Somalia shoots itself in the foot

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      11th January 2019 The decision by the Somali government to expel United Nations (UN) Special Envoy to the country Nicholas Haysom last week speaks volumes about why... 

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