The Governance Report

Zambia’s new day – the hard work begins

Zambia’s new day – the hard work begins

To paraphrase OR Tambo’s seminal speech in 1977: Zambians, you might think it is very difficult to wage an election struggle. Wait until you are in power. At that stage you will realise that it is actually more difficult to keep the power than to wage an election war....

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Expert Analysis

Intelligence in a time of crisis

Intelligence in a time of crisis

Evaluating the security sector’s response to violent unrest and looting in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng   Last week, South Africa was rocked by...

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Making sense of South Africa’s week of anarchy

Making sense of South Africa’s week of anarchy

South Africans find themselves confronted with the ugly spectre of rioting and looting that has claimed over 100 lives, and also dealt a devastating blow to the economy. The situation remains extremely volatile, and while narratives abound, particularly on social media, facts are in short supply. It is important to examine the situation in as level-headed a manner as possible to gain an understanding of what has really befallen our nation.

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Trouble in the Kingdom of eSwatini

Trouble in the Kingdom of eSwatini

Navigating calls for democratic reform in Africa’s last remaining absolute monarchy Over the past week, the Kingdom of eSwatini has been rocked by...

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Covid-19

Here you’ll find up-to-date Covid-19 stats provided by the WHO COVID-19 DASHBOARD and in-depth reporting on the governance around Covid-19

MOZAMBIQUE INSURGENCY

SADC and Mozambique – a quiet (loud) change in approach? 

SADC and Mozambique – a quiet (loud) change in approach? 

On Friday 27 November 2020, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) hosted an Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit in Gaborone, Botswana. According to the SADC press release, “The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, in short, the Organ, is...

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