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Lesotho reforms hang in the balance ahead of elections

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      29th September 2022 Lesotho citizens are going to the polls on 7 October amid uncertainty over the future of much-needed reforms that were declared null and void at... 

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Africa – where is the good news?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2022 A sombre mood has dominated the discourse around Africa this year. At a recent investor roundtable in London, there was a sheepish silence when... 

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East Africa and the Horn light the way for climate migrants

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th September 2022 Regional cooperation and free movement are critical for handling climate-linked migration and displacement but are vastly underused. East Africa... 

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Smugglers carve a niche in Africa’s rare rosewood

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th September 2022 African rosewood (mukula) is the world’s most trafficked endangered timber, fuelling a US$26-billion market for Ming dynasty-styled furniture and... 

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Can Africa outdo its election riggers?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      26th September 2022 Can the political opposition win elections even when the incumbent government is determined to remain in power at all costs? This is a challenge... 

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Should SA municipalities get greater policing powers?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      22nd September 2022 With murder and other crimes on the rise in South Africa, better responses to violence and crime are urgently needed. Cape Town Mayor Geordin... 

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Hunger grips Lake Chad Basin in the face of terrorism

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th September 2022 Despite years of humanitarian assistance, hunger and malnutrition in the Lake Chad Basin have reached alarming levels this year. Underpinning the... 

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Terrorists’ use of tech in West Africa must be contained

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th September 2022 When al-Shabaab attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya in 2013, the group live-blogged the terrifying event on Twitter, taunting the... 

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The AU prepares to wield the stick with more rigorous sanctions

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th September 2022 The African Union (AU) decided in May this year to activate its Peace and Security Council (PSC) sanctions committee. Although established in 2009,... 

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Does Africa gain from the WTO’s landmark fishing subsidies deal?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th September 2022 After 21 years of talks, an agreement has been reached that prohibits harmful fishing subsidies – a leading factor in the plunder of global fish... 

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