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Election rigging claims spark turbulence in Comoros

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th January 2024 Africa’s 2024 election season – comprising 19 presidential and general polls – got off to an unpromising and alarming start this week. After... 

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Cash-strapped conservationists in South Africa are struggling to collect biodiversity data – how to change that

19th January 2024 South Africa’s government conservation organisations have experienced substantial budget cuts. Even after steps to cut costs, South African... 

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Flawed elections and poor governance underlie Africa’s backsliding

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th January 2024 How do we explain the developmental and governance reversals now haunting Africa? Reasons for the apparent collapse of security are complex, but... 

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Gas lock-in

By: Terence Creamer     19th January 2024 “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” the quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, reads. What happens, however, when your plan is a... 

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Can South Sudan meet its election deadline this time?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th January 2024 In August 2022, South Sudan’s transitional government extended its term to February 2025, with elections planned for December 2024. The extension... 

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South Africa’s ANC marks its 112th year with an eye on national elections, but its record is patchy and future uncertain

17th January 2024 The speech President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered at the 112th birthday celebration of South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress... 

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Uganda’s battle for the youth vote – how Museveni keeps Bobi Wine’s reach in check

17th January 2024 Uganda is one of the youngest countries in the world, with an average age of 15.9 years. Young people aged below 30 make up about 77% of the... 

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Kenya and Ethiopia could show the way on migration governance

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th January 2024 Migration governance in Kenya and Ethiopia has significant implications for regional stability and human rights in the Horn of Africa and in each... 

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20 years ago South Africa had 40 qualified astronomers – all white. How it’s opened space science and developed skills since then

16th January 2024 South African astronomy started an important journey two decades ago, when an initiative to attract and train future scientists in the field... 

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Healthy food is hard to come by in Cape Town’s poorer areas: how community gardens can fix that

16th January 2024 In 1950, as part of the Group Areas Act, South Africa’s apartheid government banished people of colour to outlying areas, away from central... 

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