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09 Mar 2017
 
 
Brexit Europe, not Brexit Africa
INSTITUE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This means that dealing with conflict and facilitating sustainable peace should also focus on state-building and post-conflict reconstruction and development; including reform and capacity-building...
 
 
Why policing is key for Africa’s peace and development
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This means that dealing with conflict and facilitating sustainable peace should also focus on state-building and post-conflict reconstruction and development; including reform and capacity-building...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Fighting rising piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘The Gulf of Guinea, which has been Africa’s main maritime piracy hotspot since 2011, could become the world's most piracy-affected area.’ This was a key observation made by American and African...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Going, but not gone: UNMIL stays on in Liberia
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Liberia is nearly, but not quite ready, to go it alone without United Nations (UN) peacekeeping support. This was the upshot of the 23 December 2016 UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting, where it was...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
28th AU Summit: ECOWAS raised the bar, but will others follow?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya Jammeh to step down, has been widely hailed by democrats. The...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia
THE CONVERSATION
With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
How The Gambia is testing West Africa's resolve to protect democracy
THE CONVERSATION
The Gambia is an opportunity to reinforce election quality norms for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The 15-member regional group was initially set up as a trading bloc. But...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - January 11, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Nersa gets new boss Gambia's top court adjourns Jammeh's poll challenge And, surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
African leaders head to Gambia for mediation talks
POLITICS
West African leaders are set to head to Gambia on Tuesday to try to persuade incumbent President Yahya Jammeh to agree "to leave office" after his defeat at the ballot box, a Senegalese foreign...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
Is SA #1 in the world for death, Nigeria for scrabble players & Kenya for tea?
AFRICA CHECK
After Africa Check published this report, Information is Beautiful changed its label for South Africa from "death" to "platinum". “Every country is best at something”, according to data...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Castro’s death casts light on Africa’s relationship with its diaspora
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The death of long-time Cuban ruler Fidel Castro last month led to tributes for the larger-than-life revolutionary leader from across Africa. From the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa to...
 
 
08 Nov 2016
 
Beyond the ICC crisis: is there an alternative path for Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
Much has been said about South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the risks of a “domino effect” or “mass exodus”. At least two other African countries – Burundi...
 
 
14 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Africa sliding?
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICA OUTLOOK
Over the past number of years, the Africa Rising narrative has asserted itself. It has been a story of improving economic growth, rising investment and greater democracy. Between 2003 and 2008,...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
‘Slipping’ South Africa contributes to Africa’s big 2016 growth downgrade to 1.6%
ECONOMY
The World Bank has lowered its 2016 growth forecast for Africa to only 1.6%, a dramatic downward revision from the 3% figure projected in April. The new forecast represents the lowest level of...
 
 
28 Sep 2016
 
South Africa improves slightly in global competitiveness rankings
ECONOMY
South Africa has slightly improved its competitiveness score and ranking in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) latest Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), registering marginal improvements in almost...
 
 
 
                       
 
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