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What should South Africa's coronavirus endgame look like? Here are some options

What should South Africa's coronavirus endgame look like? Here are some options

7th May 2020 South Africa has aggressively intervened to contain the local SARS-CoV-2 viral epidemic. But it is far from clear which strategic outcome is being... 

 Nigeria’s anti-piracy law misses the mark

Nigeria’s anti-piracy law misses the mark

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th May 2020 Nigeria’s June 2019 law on piracy and other maritime offences is an important step in securing the country’s coastline and seas. But the... 

 For pandemics and policing, evidence matters in times of crisis

For pandemics and policing, evidence matters in times of crisis

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th May 2020 South African police were fighting an epidemic long before the Covid-19 crisis began to ravage the world. Persistently high levels of crime and... 

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Covid-19 makes SA’s maritime strategy more complex and more urgent

Covid-19 makes SA’s maritime strategy more complex and more urgent

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th May 2020 The long-term consequences of Covid-19 will make already difficult decisions about South Africa’s maritime security even more complex. A... 

Coronavirus: corruption in health care could get in the way of Nigeria's response

Coronavirus: corruption in health care could get in the way of Nigeria's response

5th May 2020 Since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in Nigeria in 2015, anti-corruption has been at the heart of his administration. However, a lot of... 

Post-Covid-19 recovery will elude SA if EWC is not scrapped

Post-Covid-19 recovery will elude SA if EWC is not scrapped

5th May 2020 Before the Covid-19 pandemic knocked South Africa’s economy on its back, it was on its knees. Think back to the beginning of March: a ’technical... 

How South African stokvels manage their lending activities outside the courts

How South African stokvels manage their lending activities outside the courts

5th May 2020 The South African stokvel sector is massive and controls vast financial resources. It holds an estimated R49.5-billion in member savings and has... 

A novel idea: integrating urban and rural safety nets in Africa during the pandemic

A novel idea: integrating urban and rural safety nets in Africa during the pandemic

4th May 2020 In countries across Africa, the public health restrictions imposed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic have thrown many people out of work. Cities... 

 Understanding the dangerous journey from Boko Haram to rehabilitation

Understanding the dangerous journey from Boko Haram to rehabilitation

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th May 2020 Military operations in the Lake Chad Basin have contributed to the surrender of low- and mid-level Boko Haram militants, Institute for Security... 

 Is Covid-19 enabling debt-trap diplomacy?

Is Covid-19 enabling debt-trap diplomacy?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th May 2020 Are foreign powers taking advantage of the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic to seize control of two of East Africa’s... 

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