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The African Union’s fight for relevance in 2024

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th January 2024 The African Union (AU) isn’t living up to expectations – and member states are partly to blame, according to AU Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa... 

Inconsistencies are costing the AU Mission in Somalia

Inconsistencies are costing the AU Mission in Somalia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th December 2023 In September, a call was made for a technical pause to the African troop drawdown from Somalia, following the initial withdrawal of 2 000 troops in... 

Challenges loom before DRC voting day

Challenges loom before DRC voting day

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th December 2023 The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) fourth election on 20 December will occur against a protracted conflict shaping the nation’s political... 

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Nigeria’s military mistakes cost the country its civilians

Nigeria’s military mistakes cost the country its civilians

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      13th December 2023 Last week’s accidental bombing of Tudun Biri in Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army’s drone unit is the country’s most devastating military mishap in... 

What does the Israel-Hamas conflict mean for Africa?

What does the Israel-Hamas conflict mean for Africa?

13th December 2023 Amid the devastating loss of life, African policymakers and investors are grappling with the economic and political implications of the... 

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Ransom kidnappings challenge North Cameroon

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      12th December 2023 In just three years (2015–18), kidnappers in North Cameroon collected ransom money of around €3 million (CFAF 2 billion), according to Garoua... 

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Ukraine’s ‘low return’ on its African investment  

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      8th December 2023 Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba was being rather undemocratic – by his admission – when he told visiting African journalists last month... 

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Africa must stand together to end Ethiopia's conflict

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2023 Ethiopia's Amhara region has been the epicentre of political violence and armed conflict, with Fano ethnic militias clashing with the federal... 

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Can Chad’s constitutional referendum still be saved?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      7th December 2023 Following President Idriss Déby Itno’s death in May 2021, Chad entered a transition led by his son, General Mahamat Idriss Déby. The transition... 

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High Seas Treaty: Africa's role in saving the world's blue lungs

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      6th December 2023 The High Seas Treaty – officially known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty – must be signed and ratified by 20 September 2025.... 

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