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 South Africa should make its mark on security sector reform

South Africa should make its mark on security sector reform

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th December 2020 South Africa is today chairing an open debate on security sector reform (SSR) held by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The 3 December... 

 Reinventing the Force Intervention Brigade

Reinventing the Force Intervention Brigade

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th December 2020 After seven years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) is about to lose its all-Southern African... 

North-South divide?

North-South divide?

By: Terence Creamer     4th December 2020 Editorial Insight 4 December 2020 The energy policy stance of North Africa’s largest economy, Egypt, is not only increasingly aligned with the... 

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The framing problem and judgment– how to be aware of how not to frame

By: Saliem Fakir     4th December 2020 For the human mind to cope with the world, it has to develop a set of frames of the world, or what can also be called heuristics. These sets of... 

No South African matric rewrite due to paper leaks, varsity acceptance unchanged

No South African matric rewrite due to paper leaks, varsity acceptance unchanged 

By: Africa Check     3rd December 2020 “I was watching CNN news today and they said that the matric class of 2020 will rewrite all their exams in January due to the Leaking of papers... 

Verifying Kenyan governors’ claims of progress

Verifying Kenyan governors’ claims of progress

By: Africa Check     3rd December 2020 While 2020 has been an uncertain year for many, Kenyan politicians remained predictable in at least one way: playing up their achievements in... 

African governments should have a fresh look at agriculture as part of the economic recovery plan after Covid-19

African governments should have a fresh look at agriculture as part of the economic recovery plan after Covid-19

By: Econ3x3      3rd December 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for African governments to relook agriculture as part of the economic recovery plan. A new approach... 

COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

2nd December 2020 Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. Experts agree that... 

 High expectations for the next AU Commission chair

High expectations for the next AU Commission chair

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd December 2020 African leaders are set to elect a new African Union Commission (AUC) at the continental body’s next ordinary summit early in 2021. At the top of... 

 Lives or livelihoods

Lives or livelihoods

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      2nd December 2020 The coronavirus crisis poses new and unprecedented challenges for every country, in particular developing nations. Our Chief Executive Elizabeth... 

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