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ISS: Taking social media at (Face)book value in Africa

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Last week Facebook revealed that it had disabled hundreds of fake accounts that had sought to meddle with the electoral processes of eight African...

ISS: Maghrebi irregular migration is down but for how long?

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As Tunisians headed to the polls on 13 October to elect their new president, 110 men and women quietly boarded a fishing boat near...

Africa takes on cyber crime

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Separated by cultures, religions, languages and 8,458 kilometers, Morocco and India appear to have little in common. And yet, in late 2018, the two...

UN study on why people illegally migrate from Africa

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More than 90% of African migrants who embark on the perilous and sometimes fatal journey to Europe in search of a better life would...

ISS: Africa needs a continental strategy on foreign terrorist fighters

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As terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) lose battles and strongholds, many of their foreign fighters return to their home countries, potentially posing...

ISS: Violence against civilians is on the rise in Africa

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Militant Islamist group activity in Africa has doubled since 2012, according to the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), a think tank funded by...

Putin looks to up Russian influence in Africa

President Vladimir Putin stepped up Russia’s push for influence in Africa days before he hosts a summit with African leaders, saying Moscow can offer...

ISS: How is Africa dealing with young extremists?

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What do African societies do when they suspect their children of being terrorists – or when their young extremists give up their guns and...

ISS: Africa’s international crimes court is still a pipe dream

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Since June 2014 when African leaders agreed to set up an African international crimes court, there’s been no progress towards its establishment. The Malabo...

UN Register of Conventional Arms sheds light on African arms imports

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The United Nations (UN) General Assembly recently released a report on conventional arms trades that provides new data on exports to African countries, which...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...