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 Kidnapping in South Africa: rely on data not social media

Kidnapping in South Africa: rely on data not social media

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th November 2020 Few crimes strike fear into South Africans as much as the kidnapping of children. Video images of young children being grabbed by strangers feed... 

 Are Africa’s borders sacrosanct? Ghana’s Western Togoland crisis

Are Africa’s borders sacrosanct? Ghana’s Western Togoland crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th November 2020 On 25 September 2020, gunmen raided police stations in Mepe and Aveyime, two little-known towns in the Volta region of Ghana. The armed men were... 

Explosives smuggling: South Africa’s ticking time bomb

Explosives smuggling: South Africa’s ticking time bomb

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th November 2020 On the morning of 3 June 2020 in Krugersdorp, just west of central Johannesburg, a grey Mercedes-Benz veered into the path of a cash-in-transit... 

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 Counter-terrorism in Africa must adapt to new realities

Counter-terrorism in Africa must adapt to new realities

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th November 2020 Africa experienced 1 168 terrorist attacks from January to August 2020 – 18% more than the 982 incidents in the same period in 2019. Years after... 

 Tunisia should be a beacon of hope in a troubled region

Tunisia should be a beacon of hope in a troubled region

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd November 2020 Tunisia is the only democratic success story in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Nearly a decade since the revolution though, the country still... 

 China’s mixed messages on wildlife trade since COVID-19

China’s mixed messages on wildlife trade since COVID-19

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd November 2020 The outbreak of COVID-19 and its global impact has thrust the illegal wildlife trade into the spotlight. With the origin of the disease linked to a... 

 Vocational training to prevent terrorism can be counterproductive

Vocational training to prevent terrorism can be counterproductive

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      30th October 2020 Numerous programmes to prevent and counter violent extremism in Africa, including those aimed at peacebuilding, include vocational training in... 

 Côte d’Ivoire should learn lessons from past election crises

Côte d’Ivoire should learn lessons from past election crises

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th October 2020 The crisis in Côte d’Ivoire has considerably worsened in the run-up to the presidential election on 31 October. The violence is unlikely to subside... 

 Africa can’t risk a major maritime cyber attack

Africa can’t risk a major maritime cyber attack

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th October 2020 Cyber attacks against African maritime infrastructure threaten the continent’s recovery from COVID-19 and its long-term development and security... 

 When digital vigilantism turns into cybercrime

When digital vigilantism turns into cybercrime

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th October 2020 Press reports surrounding the beheading of a French school teacher in Paris on 16 October have revealed that both he and his school were the focus... 

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