Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

ISS, Institute for Security Studies

AU summit 30: Clearer lines are needed between the AU and RECs

23rd January 2018 Who should be the first in line to respond when a crisis breaks out in Africa – the neighbours or the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa? Answering... 

Will Mnangagwa pull off another ‘coup’ this year?

19th January 2018 Emmerson Mnangagwa artfully disguised the manoeuvre that ousted Robert Mugabe from 37 years in power last year as a ‘military-assisted transition’... 

The African Union finally wakes up to Trump

18th January 2018 The reaction of the African Union (AU) to United States (US) President Donald Trump’s latest utterances during a discussion in the White House... 


Why African health policy needs gender mainstreaming

17th January 2018 Africa has the highest prevalence of communicable diseases in the world – both in terms of mortality (death) and morbidity (illness). This... 

Do global actors have what it takes to help Burundi?

16th January 2018 Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country... 

Can Ramaphosa revitalise South Africa’s foreign policy?

12th January 2018 Many South Africans are hoping that Cyril Ramaphosa will inject badly needed energy, integrity and economic savvy into the country’s lacklustre and... 

Known unknowns: the threat of cybercrime in Africa

9th January 2018 The rapid development of technology improves lives and enables more efficient operations in the private and public sectors. The challenges that... 

Human smuggling and Libya’s political end game

8th January 2018 Migrant boat crossings in the Mediterranean usually peak around July and August but the number of boats dropped dramatically in 2017. This comes... 

South Africa’s squandered chance to show real leadership

15th December 2017 Last year South Africa announced its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). But the country’s efforts were stalled when... 

Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau

14th December 2017 The conclusions of this weekend’s 52nd Ordinary Summit of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African... 

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