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 When corruption stops, trust in government can start

When corruption stops, trust in government can start

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th March 2019 Trust is the glue that binds people together. When people trust in democratic institutions they are free to interact and trade with strangers,... 

Think beyond, live within: What to expect from the 4th UN Environmental Assembly

Think beyond, live within: What to expect from the 4th UN Environmental Assembly

13th March 2019 Approximately 4 000 people will gather in Nairobi this week (11-15 March) to attend the fourth session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly... 

Eskom – more than just looting

Eskom – more than just looting

13th March 2019 Recently, Trevor Manuel said at the Zondo commission on state capture that Eskom was once the envy of the world.  Indeed. In 2001 it was crowned... 

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 Streamlining the AU’s rapid response capabilities

Streamlining the AU’s rapid response capabilities

12th March 2019 Three influential member states (Angola, Egypt and Rwanda) are currently on the PSC which is scheduled to address the matter again on 26 March.... 

25 years of democracy part 4: decline of the liberation project

25 years of democracy part 4: decline of the liberation project

By: Raymond Suttner     11th March 2019 The impetus behind the writing of this article has been the exhortation on the part of many well-meaning people to exercise our civic duty and... 

Responses to Zimbabwe highlight gulf between the region and the west

Responses to Zimbabwe highlight gulf between the region and the west

11th March 2019 The post-Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe continues to struggle to establish its legitimacy. While this is the case the terms of its future international... 

 Can Benin protect itself from terrorism in the region?

Can Benin protect itself from terrorism in the region?

11th March 2019 Since February 2018, there have been about 60 terror attacks in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Although no group has claimed responsibility,... 

Why corruption in South Africa isn't simply about Zuma and the Guptas

Why corruption in South Africa isn't simply about Zuma and the Guptas

8th March 2019 Corruption in South Africa isn’t simply a matter of bad morals or weak law enforcement. It’s embedded in processes of class formation –... 

 Squeezing the goose that lays the golden eggs

Squeezing the goose that lays the golden eggs

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th March 2019 African countries are claiming a bigger slice of the revenues from their natural resources from mining companies. Is this good and can it work?... 

The jewel in the crown: Lagos governor hopefuls fact-checked

The jewel in the crown: Lagos governor hopefuls fact-checked

By: Africa Check     8th March 2019 Nigerians again hit the polling booths on 9 March 2019, this time to vote in governors and state assemblies. To help inform voters, The City that... 

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