The trajectory of instability and terrorism in Libya will determine the future of North Africa and could affect the entire Mediterranean rim; possibly for decades. Time is running out for effective preventive action.
It is time for South Africa to overhaul its foreign policy.
The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and the large refugee wave washing over Europe’s well-manicured shores present the continent with a host of challenges.
Newly elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces many challenges. He has the Herculean task of reversing fifty years of decay that exists at the heart of Nigeria’s current development and security architecture. Tackling Boko Haram, which is his most urgent task, is only the latest manifestation of growing ethnic and religious extremism that has seen successive waves of violence and even efforts of state dismemberment
Earlier this month, Helen Zille – the leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) – announced that she would be stepping down. This shift in the country’s political landscape is set to rekindle interest in the potential outcomes of the 2016 local government elections