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COVID-19 & les Agendas Internationaux de Developpement: Sortie de Piste? / COVID-19 & the International Development Agendas: Off the Track?

At the national level, and gobally, Cameroon has achieved a goal out of 08 within the framework of the 2015 agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and nearly 03 targets out of 20. This has led the country to renew the MDGs by 2020. And …

Malawians Support 2019 Post-election Demonstrations but Split on Government Power to Limit Protests

The Constitution of the Republic of Malawi (1995) stipulates that “every person shall have the right to assemble and demonstrate with others peacefully and unarmed.” In the aftermath of the 2019 general election, the country has been engulfed in a s…

Spotlight on Africa: Mapping Geopolitical rends for Quarter One 2020

As the year moves past the first quarter, a close observation of multi-dimensional developments across political, economic, social and geopolitical spheres will provide crucial insights into emerging and established trends that will impact Africa in…

Shared Religion: #Islamigration, Integration & International Relations – A Case Study of Somali Muslims in Mayfair

This occasional paper, which emanated from a dissertation briefly explored Islam as a shared religion amongst two diverse groups, Somalis and South African Indians, and its role in influencing migration choices, integration and international views. …

Afsol Journal: Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security Vol 3 (II)

The first article is titled “The Great Lakes Region (GLR) Security Complex: Lessons for the African Solutions for Peace and Security (AfSol) Approach”. This paper applies the Regional Security Complex Theory to establish a pattern of security interd…

Democratic Dividend: The Road to Quality Education in Africa

Education is a powerful tool to fight poverty, enable upward socioeconomic mobility, and empower people to live healthier lives. But while the global adult literacy rate continues to increase, from 81% in 2000 to 86% in 2018 (World Bank, 2019), the …

Algeria: Conflict Insight

Algeria is a constitutional presidential system based on a bicameral legislation. Political power is dominated by the army and intelligence services, and centralized in the hands of opaque circles of unelected rulers commonly referred to as “Le Pouv…

Averting Proxy Wars in the Eastern DR Congo and Great Lakes

The Great Lakes region is increasingly on edge. Distrust is rife among Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda, all of which have connections to insurgents in the eastern DRC. President Tshisekedi’s emphasis on regional peacemaking deserves applause and his coop…

Violence in Nigeria’s North West: Rolling Back the Mayhem

Nigeria’s North West, one of the country’s six geopolitical zones, comprises seven of the country’s 36 states. These are Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara. It covers an area of 216,065 sq km or 25.75 per cent of the country’s…

Zimbabwe’s Currency ‘curse’ and the Economic Malaise

Zimbabwe has been plagued by currency problems. In June 2019 the government banned the multicurrency system and reintroduced the defunct Zimbabwean dollar. The move was intended to address the fast-deteriorating economic crisis and bring sanity to …

L'Aeronautique au Maroc: Histoire d’un succès inattendu / Aeronautics in Morocco: Story of Unexpected Success

The Moroccan aeronautical ecosystem represents one of the most beautiful industrial success stories in a developing country. Of course, Morocco does not produce aircraft. The global market for aviation is dominated by a duopoly consisting of the Ame…

Policy Brief on Party and Campaign Finance in South Africa's 2019 Elections

This study is EISA’s pilot research on the thematic issue of party and campaign financing. Through this pilot, EISA has developed a methodology for assessing party and campaign finance that can be adapted to different contexts. Researchers from six…

Exploring Pooled Finance for South Africa

In response to the need for local authorities to have access to/receive resources that match their responsibilities, there has been a concerted effort to support the development of new local government (LG) financial tools and deepen financial innov…

Validating South Africa’s Copyright Reform through the Lens of US GSP: The Need to Abolish Reciprocal Requirements

In 2011 the South African government initiated a reform process that identified certain challenges facing copyright-based industries, such as poor governance, reliance on the old and outdated Copyright Act 98 of 1978, which cannot govern the effec…

Improving Sub-Saharan African Access to Climate Change Finance: An Alternative View

To date, only a fraction of climate finance has benefitted sub-Saharan Africa. The availability of finance is not commensurate with current needs and resource deployment has a tendency to be more donor-centric than recipient-focused. This policy bri…

Follow the Money: A Research Report on Party and Campaign Finance in South Africa’s 2019 Elections

This report is presented in ten chapters, the first being this introductory chapter which presents an overview of the research methodology and approach. The second chapter provides an overview of the party and campaign finance regulatory framework i…

The Strategic Extension of the United Arab Emirates: Determinants, Objectives and some Implications for the Horn of Africa

Increasingly, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) strengthens its position within the Arab region that is of strong geopolitical attributes. There has never been as much diplomatic and military activism in the UAE’s history as in the last decade. Such a …

The Central Sahel: Scene of New Climate Wars?

Sahelian countries and their international partners should formulate a more accurate and nuanced definition of the relationship between climate change and violence, and more broadly between resource depletion and violence. To paraphrase Tor Benjamin…

Burkina Faso: Stopping the Spiral of Violence

The deterioration of the security situation in Burkina Faso is extremely worrying. While authorities are gradually losing their control over certain rural areas, jihadist type insurgencies are spreading into them and could even, in the long term, tu…

Amuria District Local Government Coucil Scorecard Assessment FY 2018/19

This brief is developed from the main Scorecard Report titled “The Local Government Councils Scorecard FY 2018/19. The Next Big Steps: Consolidating Gains of Decentralisation and Repositioning the Local Government Sector in Uganda.” The brief repor…

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