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 Political spill-over taints Mauritius’s good governance image

Political spill-over taints Mauritius’s good governance image

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      5th October 2020 Mauritius, long perceived as an oasis of political stability in Africa, has recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Blacklisting by the... 

Taking Stock at midway the Storm – Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Assets

Taking Stock at midway the Storm – Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Assets

5th October 2020 As 2020 unfolded, developments in topics relating to advancements in the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence, internet of things,... 

Cast a female lens on SA's challenges to yield better outcomes

Cast a female lens on SA's challenges to yield better outcomes

5th October 2020 While the government-mandated COVID-19 lockdown had a devastating economic impact, South Africa's economy already faced significant structural... 

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Afflicted by SOE pathogens: Badly run State-owned enterprises are bleeding us dry

Afflicted by SOE pathogens: Badly run State-owned enterprises are bleeding us dry 

2nd October 2020 MR President, I feel nauseous. I also have an aching sensation in my chest and arms, and it has already spread to my neck and jaw. My political... 

How Kenya courted a constitutional crisis over parliament's failure to meet gender quotas

How Kenya courted a constitutional crisis over parliament's failure to meet gender quotas

2nd October 2020 Unlike the typical liberal constitution, Kenya’s 2010 constitution is transformative in character. Liberal constitutions primarily seek to... 

Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology

Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology

2nd October 2020 From the mid-2000s onwards, the digital revolution raised hopes of democratic transformation and strengthening in Africa. But it hasn’t quite... 

 Africa and the world continue to allow illegal capital flight

Africa and the world continue to allow illegal capital flight

2nd October 2020 It’s been five years since former South African president Thabo Mbeki and his high-level panel published their landmark report on illicit financial... 

 Presidential power play undermines democracy in Africa

Presidential power play undermines democracy in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd October 2020 African leaders seeking re-election often exploit access to government resources to boost their campaigns, creating an uneven electoral playing... 

 Third terms for presidents of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea must be stopped

Third terms for presidents of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea must be stopped

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd October 2020 Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire will hold presidential elections this October. The polls are vital for the countries’ stability. But the outgoing leaders... 

Transition sweet spot

Transition sweet spot

By: Terence Creamer     2nd October 2020 There will naturally be some cynicism over BP’s strategy overhaul, designed to transition the oil major into an integrated energy company that is... 

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