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Africa urged to wake up to growing state surveillance threat

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African governments are using new technology and laws to increase surveillance of opposition figures, researchers warned on Thursday, calling for restrictions on the sale...

ISS: African coups are making a comeback

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The AU should do more to pre-empt coups by sanctioning bad governance and attempts by presidents to extend their terms. Coups used to be the...

African defence industry forum proposed

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The establishment of an African defence industry mechanism or forum within the African Union has been proposed in order to develop African solutions to...

Super Tucano proving to be the gold standard light attack and...

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Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano continues to accumulate orders in Africa, capturing a large share of the light attack and manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...

ISS: Africa’s rise in protests is about more than macroeconomics

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Like the rest of the world, the continent has seen public discontent growing even as wealth has improved. Public discontent, defined as the collective feeling...

Flouting UN sanctions in Africa? No one is watching after Russia...

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Russia is delaying the appointment of panels of independent experts to monitor violations of UN sanctions on South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

ISS: Algeria-Morocco rift another blow to Africa’s free trade aspirations

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The AU and AfCFTA secretariat should facilitate talks on economic cooperation between the two North African countries. Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister Ramtane Lamamra’s announcement on...

ISS: Rising food prices could ignite unrest and instability in Africa

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Governments must act fast to ensure their people are fed and avoid conflict the continent cannot afford. Since the onset of COVID-19, global food prices...

ISS: Rwanda: the emergence of an African ‘smart power’

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The country’s controversial CAR and Mozambique deployments should be seen as military diplomacy in support of economic ambitions. Rwanda’s recent military deployments in July in...

Migrant year to date

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Cold, hunger and danger - these are conditions people face when they flee their countries, often risking their lives to escape circumstances ranging from...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...