Danger: mind-broadening ahead
24 August 2017 03:18 (South Africa)
Africa

Rwanda: ‘Green’ candidate claims massive support in run-up to poll, but the facts don’t back it up

  • KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
    KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Frank Habineza (A framegrab from BBC World)
Photo: Stephen McGowan.

Analysis: As long as ransoms are paid, kidnappings will continue

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: Stephen McGowan.

SA Hostage in Mali: Stephen McGowan home after six years in captivity

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Members of the civil society stand with placards to protest against the killing of Chris Msando, the ICT manager at the Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 August 2017. Kenya will hold general elections on 08 August. Photo: DAI KUROKAWA (EPA)

Kenya: The dangers of fake news as the nation goes to the polls

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: French president Emmanuel Macron (C) greets Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (L) and Commander of the Libyan National Army, General Khalifa Haftar (R), following their meeting at the castle of La Celle Saint Cloud, west of Paris, France, 25 July 2017. Photo: YOAN VALAT (EPA)

ISS Today: Libyans hold their breath for another peace deal

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Members of the civil society stand with placards to protest against the killing of Chris Msando, the ICT manager at the Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 August 2017. Chebukati urged public not to speculate on Msando's death. Msando, who was in charge of the electronic voting system, went missing on 28 July before his body, with alleged signs of torture, was found on the outskirts of Nairobi on 31 July. Kenya will hold general elections on 08 August. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Kenya: Murder of top-ranking elections official stokes more fears in polls

By Carien du Plessis
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Gukurahundi Origins: Myth and reality, part 1 – ‘war’ in Bulawayo, 1980-1

By Stuart Doran
It is questionable whether international terminology around human trafficking adequately
capture the African context. Photo: Imagens Evangélicas

ISS Today: Does ‘human trafficking’ need a new definition?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (L) and his wife Grace (R) smile after arriving at the Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera, about 100 kilometres east of Harare, Zimbabwe, 02 June 2017. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

SADC Wrap: HIV breakthrough for Swaziland, while Grace pushes Mugabe for a name

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: People take part in a demonstration against Congolese President Joseph Kabila in Brussels, Belgium 17 December 2016. Photo: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

ISS Today: Without elections, the DRC’s economy will continue to slide

By ISS TODAY
Photo: An aerial view of Djibouti sea port on 19 March 2009.  EPA/MAZEN MAHDI

Horn of Africa a flash point for proxy battles among Gulf states

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Angolan president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, (R) and his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma (L) during their meeting in Luanda, Angola, 20 August 2009. Photo: EPA/ALADINO JASSE

ISS Today: Zuma and Dos Santos manoeuvre to rule from the grave

By ISS TODAY
Photo: A member of  Cameroon’s elite Rapid Intervention Brigade. Photo: Amnesty International

ISS Today: The high cost of ignoring torture in Cameroon

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Living with HIV/Aids orphan children receive their antiretroviral HIV drugs from drug storage at Mercy Centre for HIV/Aids patients, Bangkok, Thailand, 04 May 2007.  EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

Aids: Progress but still substantial cause for concern

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Photo credit: Hellen Natu)

ISS Today: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam a threat to downstream Nile states, including Egypt

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Wolframite and Casserite mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, October 31 2007. Photo:Julien Harneis (wikimedia Commons)

ISS Today: The DRC’s natural resources still awash with blood

By ISS TODAY
Original photo: A file picture dated 23 November 2015 shows the new home of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. EPA/MARTIJN BEEKMAN

Op-Ed: ICC muddies waters with failure to refer SA for non-compliance

By Angela Mudukuti
Photo: Tanzania’s then President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Sadi Said.

The SADC Wrap: Tanzania crackdown continues, Malawi jails former minister

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Voters wait patiently to cast their vote at a voting station in Harare, Zimbabwe, 27 June 2008.  EPA/STR

Op-Ed: Is the future of electoral democracy assured in Africa?

By Claude Kabemba
Photo: Girls from the all girls school, Parktown Girls High, protest outside their school to highlights women's rights in Johannesburg, South Africa, 01 June 2017. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

ISS Today: Making Africa’s schools safe for pupils and teachers

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Photo: Congolese President Joseph Kabila welcomes President Jacob Zuma at the National Palace in Kinshasa in 2013 (Photo: GCIS)

ISS Today: SA should first sort out its own backyard

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies addresses the media on the upcoming South Africa- European Union Summit, Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. (Photo: GCIS)

Brexit: Southern African Customs Union trade with UK not to be disrupted

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Activists hold candles and a placard reading ‘Burundi bleeds’ during a candlelight vigil held for Burundi in Nairobi, Kenya, 13 December 2015. Photo: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: The collateral damage of the FIDH Report on Burundi

By Patrick Hajayandi
Photo: Pupils study at a small school in Matondoni village on Lamu island, Kenya, 18 June 2014.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: Kenya’s education focus should be on quality, not quantity

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Angola’s Eduardo dos Santos and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame (All photos EPA)

Op-Ed: Three Days in August – African elections through the looking glass

By Terence McNamee
Photo: 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU, July 3 2017. Photo: DIRCO/Katlholo Maifadi (ISS flickr)

ISS Today: With AU reforms, a ‘new African Renaissance’ is possible

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Visiting Tanzanian President John Magufuli (C) delivers his speech during the official commissioning ceremony of the Nairobi Southern Bypass road in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 November 2016. Photo: EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

The SADC Wrap: Magufuli marches on against mines

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Guinea-Bissau PAIGC party's then presidential candidate Jose Mario Vaz shows his ink-marked finger after casting his ballot at a polling station in Bissau, 13 April 2014.  Photo: EPA/TIAGO PETINGA

ISS Today: Reforms are not optional for Guinea-Bissau’s stability

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Men sit in front of a wall with messages of peace painted during the 2007-08 general elections that saw post-election violence which killed some 1,300 people, in Kibera slum, one of the opposition leader Raila Odinga’s strongholds in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, 03 July 2017.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: Uncertainty over Kenya polls – violence & fears of war

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: The leader of Kenya's opposition coalition the National Super Alliance party (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga delivers a speech during a rally held in Nairobi, Kenya, 07 July 2017. Photo: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: Is it Raila Odinga’s turn to eat?

By ISS TODAY