Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

ISS, Institute for Security Studies

The AU urges Mozambique to get its act together

20th March 2019 Mozambique is under fire for not upholding democratic principles such as the separation of powers and for the continued political violence in the... 

The Great Lakes can’t afford more instability

18th March 2019 Regional tensions in the Great Lakes are reaching an alarming level, with neighbours Rwanda and Uganda publicly raising the tone over the past few... 

Masisi and Khama’s spat rocks the steady Botswana boat

15th March 2019 Will the increasingly ugly and public spat between Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama remain just a shoving... 


High cost of having China as Africa’s partner of choice

14th March 2019 Africa’s history is laced with decades of colonial exploitation, which together with developmental assistance programmes such as the International... 

When corruption stops, trust in government can start

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,... 

Squeezing the goose that lays the golden eggs

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?... 

Zimbabwe’s slither towards increased authoritarianism

7th March 2019 The assessment of Zimbabwe’s ‘Second Republic’ under President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been overshadowed by the violence of 1 August 2018 and... 

Is mob violence out of control in South Africa?

6th March 2019 At least two people a day die as a result of vigilante or group attacks in South Africa. One such incident recently went viral on social media. In... 

Drone strikes a growing threat to African civilians

28th February 2019 Since 2016, Donald Trump has loosened the reins on the US drone programme by lowering the standards for who can be targeted and where. This has... 

Breaking Africa’s cycle of forced displacement

27th February 2019 Children make up 59% of Africa’s refugees and 50% of its internally displaced people. And while forced displacement continues to steal the... 

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