Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

ISS, Institute for Security Studies

Making Africa’s schools safe for pupils and teachers

21st July 2017 In the Western Cape a parent stabbed a principal and then later returned to the school to ‘finish him off’, HeraldLIVE reported last month. In... 

With AU reforms, a ‘new African Renaissance’ is possible

17th July 2017 Member states of the African Union (AU) all agree that the institution needs to be reformed to make it more efficient. Implementing the reforms is... 

Reforms are not optional for Guinea-Bissau’s stability

14th July 2017 When Guinea-Bissau’s President José Mário Vaz sacked Domingos Simões Pereira as prime minister in August 2015, the country hit a political... 


Is it Raila Odinga’s turn to eat?

13th July 2017 Will it at long last be Raila Odinga’s turn to eat? This is one of the critical questions as Kenya heads into general elections on 8 August. The... 

Can anyone stop Zambia’s slide into authoritarianism?

12th July 2017 Zambian President Edgar Lungu is not a dictator, and nor does he want to be. That’s his version, at least, and he’s sticking to it. ‘Zambia is the... 

2017 elections likely to worsen Congo’s political crisis

11th July 2017 The Republic of the Congo will proceed with legislative and local elections on 16 July despite complex political and economic challenges, and an... 

The real problem behind South Africa’s refusal to arrest al-Bashir

10th July 2017 Last week the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that South Africa erred in its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar... 

ANC invokes the ghosts of a party past

6th July 2017 Though his statue stood in the grounds, alongside those of other former ANC leaders, the warm and embracing spirit of Nelson Mandela was evidently... 

Migration and violent extremism: a chain of false links?

5th July 2017 Two themes have been central to global security debates over the past few years: migration and violent extremism. These two phenomena are happening... 

Preventing election violence is a priority for Africa

3rd July 2017 It’s a busy time for elections in Africa, with countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe and Kenya gearing up for the... 

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