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South Africa's COVID-19 hunger relief efforts are working: why they must continue

South Africa's COVID-19 hunger relief efforts are working: why they must continue

15th October 2020 Since the year 2000, South Africa has made big strides in lowering levels of both child and adult hunger, as well as improving food security for... 

 Nigeria’s #EndSARS protests also concern counter-terrorism

Nigeria’s #EndSARS protests also concern counter-terrorism

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th October 2020 The #EndSARS (End Special Anti-Robbery Squad) protests in Nigeria are a call for massive reforms not only in the police institution but also the... 

 What peace in Cabo Delgado means for Mozambique and its neighbours

What peace in Cabo Delgado means for Mozambique and its neighbours

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th October 2020 In its assessment of the liquid natural gas (LNG) projects in northern Mozambique, the African Development Bank (ADB) says the investment could... 

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 East African terror groups are exploiting the seas

East African terror groups are exploiting the seas

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th October 2020 Violent extremist groups operating in East Africa such as al-Shabaab, Ansar al-Sunna and the Islamic State in East Africa Somalia (IS-Somalia) are... 

Why operational subsidies are key to reforming South Africa's minibus taxi sector

Why operational subsidies are key to reforming South Africa's minibus taxi sector

12th October 2020 When South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced recently that the government was considering a R50-billion subsidy to the minibus... 

 Police abuses during lockdown reflect deep accountability problems

Police abuses during lockdown reflect deep accountability problems

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th October 2020 Fundamental rights such as the right to life and dignity are protected in South Africa’s constitution as ‘entirely’ ‘non-derogable.’ This means... 

The Hawks swoop – The recent arrests of high-level government figures have been splendid to watch

The Hawks swoop – The recent arrests of high-level government figures have been splendid to watch

9th October 2020 MR President, I feel hawkish this week. My hawkishness is all thanks to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, otherwise known as the... 

‘President’ Biden would have to take Africa much more seriously

‘President’ Biden would have to take Africa much more seriously

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      9th October 2020 Would a president Joe Biden – now tipped to defeat Donald Trump on 3 November – make much difference to Africa? One might expect so since he would... 

Voice of the vulnerable

Voice of the vulnerable

By: Terence Creamer     9th October 2020 In a helpful recent article, Bloomberg’s Akshat Rathi outlined how the term ‘carbon neutrality’ can have strikingly different meanings depending on... 

Climate resilience: optimising strategies against uncertainty

By: Saliem Fakir     9th October 2020 Climate resilience in Africa can only be optimised if other forms of social protection work in concert. This means you may not achieve success,... 

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