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ISS: Another setback for stability in Mali

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On 5 April, thousands of Malians took to the streets of Bamako to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga and the...

ISS: Resurrected Haftar scuttles UN and AU Libyan peace efforts

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‘The report of my death was an exaggeration.’ That was Mark Twain speaking but it could have been Khalifa Haftar. One year after he...

ISS: National dialogues are key to peace in the Horn

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The countries in the Horn of Africa have entered a new phase of domestic instability. Political protests in Ethiopia and Sudan and armed insurrections...

ISS: The Great Lakes can’t afford more instability

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Regional tensions in the Great Lakes are reaching an alarming level, with neighbours Rwanda and Uganda publicly raising the tone over the past few...

ISS: When corruption stops, trust in government can start

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Trust is the glue that binds people together. When people trust in democratic institutions they are free to interact and trade with strangers, restrain...

ISS: Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Liptako-Gourma

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States in the Liptako-Gourma region – including Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – are imposing restrictive measures to try to quell the growing threat...

ISS: Another chance for Nigeria to get counter-terrorism right

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Nigerians will vote for a president on 16 February. Much is anticipated regarding the new leader’s strategy to end the deadly Boko Haram insurgency...

ISS: Suspicions cloud Senegal’s upcoming election

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Senegal will choose its president on 24 February in an atmosphere clouded by suspicions that the incumbent, Macky Sall, has engineered recent electoral reforms...

ISS: Does regime security come ahead of real reform in Gabon?

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Since Gabon’s coup attempt on 7 January, President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been making changes to restore confidence in his government. Bongo, who was...

ISS: Will Sudan’s latest protests bring down Bashir?

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Street protests that started in the north-eastern Sudanese city of Atbara over bread and fuel price hikes on 19 December have snowballed into weeks...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...