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Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th February 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his State of the Nation Address on February 7 to outline his relatively new government’s actions and... 

 Secretive promotions threaten South Africa’s policing

Secretive promotions threaten South Africa’s policing

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th February 2019 As South Africans start to feel optimistic about actions to fix the criminal justice system, a secret project in the police could substantially... 

Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?

Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?

12th February 2019 Nigeria is preparing for its general election. But will it be credible? Nigerian voters are well aware that the elections will not be won solely by... 

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 Does regime security come ahead of real reform in Gabon?

Does regime security come ahead of real reform in Gabon?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th February 2019 Since Gabon’s coup attempt on 7 January, President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been making changes to restore confidence in his government. Bongo, who... 

Exploding myths, giving direction

Exploding myths, giving direction

12th February 2019 Pres. Ramapahosa’s second State of the Nation address last week exploded several myths and shone some light on his approach to government. Myths... 

Health (in)security and migration: African lessons for a world in transition

Health (in)security and migration: African lessons for a world in transition

11th February 2019 Global health security lies at the intersection of Europe and Africa, between inherited state-based intervention and a new regional, global... 

ANC Provincial Lekgotla coincides with the 11th February

ANC Provincial Lekgotla coincides with the 11th February

11th February 2019 Today is a special day in the history of this country. The pathfinder of our democracy the Rev John Langalibalele Dube, the former President of the... 

Why South Africa's latest plan for state-owned power giant could work

Why South Africa's latest plan for state-owned power giant could work

11th February 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a new plan for the country’s beleaguered state owned power utility, Eskom. During his State of... 

‘A better life for all?’ Fact-checking the ANC’s 2019 election manifesto

‘A better life for all?’ Fact-checking the ANC’s 2019 election manifesto

By: Africa Check     11th February 2019 South Africa’s ruling political party, the African National Congress, launched its 2019 election manifesto last month. Taglined “a people’s plan... 

25 years of democracy: ruptures and continuities

25 years of democracy: ruptures and continuities

By: Raymond Suttner     11th February 2019 How is it that what seemed so promising in the inauguration of South African democracy, 25 years ago, has turned sour?  Should those who were... 

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