Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

ISS, Institute for Security Studies

Good coup, bad coup?

17th November 2017 Uncertainty, intrigue and fake news have characterised recent days and events in Zimbabwe. Following the confirmation of a bloodless military coup... 

Mali’s electoral cycle fraught with obstacles and instability

15th November 2017 Mali is entering an electoral cycle comprising local and regional elections on 17 December and presidential and legislative elections in 2018. The... 

Can new leaders fix Zimbabwe’s Potemkin economy?

15th November 2017 When President Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party swept to victory in 2013, the resigned... 


No paradise for DRC citizens being cheated of profits

13th November 2017 The latest revelations around tax evasion, dubbed the ‘Paradise Papers’, are certainly embarrassing for powerful individuals like Britain’s Queen... 

China tests its military muscle in Africa

9th November 2017 Is the hugely successful film Wolf Warrior 2 a metaphor for China’s growing presence in Africa – and perhaps beyond? It’s an action thriller... 

What do we know about murder in South Africa?

8th November 2017 The most recent crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) revealed that 19 016 murders were recorded in the 2016/17... 

What Trump’s stance on Africa means for continental security efforts

7th November 2017 When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States (US) in January, many wondered what his administration’s policy towards Africa would... 

Could parts of Kenya really secede?

3rd November 2017 Kenya is experiencing its worst political crisis in more than a decade, prompting some politicians to suggest extreme solutions – including the... 

Africa’s youth need a formal role in securing the continent

2nd November 2017 As 2017 comes to a close, so does the African Union’s (AU) Year of the Youth. It was crucial for the AU Commission to mainstream young people in... 

Is Zuma’s nuclear gamble still in play?

1st November 2017 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement last week had one simple message: we are drowning in debt. So it wasn’t... 

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