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 China’s salami slicing takes root in Africa

China’s salami slicing takes root in Africa

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd October 2018 Mass indignation greeted the revelation that South Africa was to receive a R370-billion ‘gift’ from China, amid criticism about the lack of... 

 Boko Haram exposes the cracks in Nigeria’s military strategy

Boko Haram exposes the cracks in Nigeria’s military strategy

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd October 2018 For nearly three years the Nigerian government has stuck to its claim that it has ‘technically defeated’ Boko Haram. Recently though, the terror... 

 How serious is the African Union about democracy?

How serious is the African Union about democracy?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      1st October 2018 Most African countries now hold regular elections, albeit often flawed and contested. Fewer coups on the continent are largely the result of the... 

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 Forecasting for peace

Forecasting for peace

27th September 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa has made important peace and security gains over the past two decades. Large-scale political violence has declined and fewer... 

 Africa, and the world, need safer seas and shipping

Africa, and the world, need safer seas and shipping

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th September 2018 Most of the world’s trade is by sea, but this has not made it any easier to achieve safer and environmentally friendly shipping, or good labour... 

 Emmerson Mnangagwa – Zimbabwe’s probable president

Emmerson Mnangagwa – Zimbabwe’s probable president

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      25th September 2018 Did Emmerson Mnangagwa win Zimbabwe’s 30 July presidential election? Not according to the MDC Alliance and its presidential candidate Nelson... 

 Political bias within the system weakens SA criminal justice

Political bias within the system weakens SA criminal justice

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      21st September 2018 The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – the Hawks – is supposed to be an independent investigative agency, and a key part of South... 

 Indebted Africa returns to the International Monetary Fund

Indebted Africa returns to the International Monetary Fund  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th September 2018 Despite – or is it perhaps because of – increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary... 

 Looting could make South Sudan peace efforts impossible

Looting could make South Sudan peace efforts impossible

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th September 2018 South Sudan’s government, opposition and rebel groups have signed an agreement that lays the foundation for a transition government. But many doubt... 

 Political infighting endangers SADC’s hard work in Lesotho

Political infighting endangers SADC’s hard work in Lesotho

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th September 2018 Infighting in Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party could scupper Lesotho’s reconciliation and political reform... 

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