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Solly Rakgomo
  • Securitisation of African elections

    In fact electoral violence is on the rise in Africa. Despite more than 20 years of adopting democratic governance, democratic indicators are relatively unchanged over the course of 20 years, and electoral violence has a detrimental effect on...

  • Vitality of China’s post COVID-19 reopening to the world

    On the continent, which counts China as its largest trade partner, African importers who sell affordable Chinese-made goods were itching to return to China to stock up while many African countries are also hoping to attract Chinese tourists.The...

  • Africa and the need for military professionalism

    One example is the ECOWAS, which is an unstable region with fragile states that are vulnerable to military coups.In fact, of all the seven military coups as well as attempted ones since 2020, five of these successful as well as three failed, were in...

  • Poor governance contributes to insecurity in Africa

    There are debates as to what exactly contributes to the instability in Africa. Even though there are some arguments that many states in Africa are afflicted by conflict due to foreign intervention especially from former colonial masters, of recent...

  • Greed and impunity is Africa’s curse

    Even though kleptocracy (governance characterised by rampant thievery of public resources) has been largely synonymous with Africa’s immediate post colonial dictators, it is still very much alive today but perpetrated through sophisticated...

  • Understanding Africa’s displacement crisis

    Indeed, attempted crossings have swelled with more than 86,000 African migrants entering Europe without a visa annually on average since 2014.African migration to Europe, however, is taking place within a larger phenomenon of forced displacement.More...

  • Understanding EAC intervention in the DRC

    The fighting has led to deaths and internal displacement as citizens flee the violence. Under Kenya’s leadership, the East African Community (EAC) has taken bold steps to resolve the crisis in eastern DRC.The bloc’s diplomatic and military...

  • SONA and Botswana’s national security concerns

    The address by the President was anchored on some main themes namely Sustainable Economic Development, Human and Social Development, Sustainable Environment, Governance, Peace and Security and International Relations. It is within the context of...

  • Botswana’s vulnerability to terrorism financing

    In the Southern African region, the threat of terrorism and its associated financing continues to be of strategic importance to tackle, while support related counter-measures and efforts of national forces and the international community is needed.It...

  • Understanding socialism with Chinese characteristics

    The CPC National Congress re-elected President Xi Jinping to lead the world’s most populous nation and the second biggest economy.The 20th Congress was themed holding high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, fully...

  • African states need strong democratic institutions

    "No country is going to create wealth if its leaders exploit the economy to enrich themselves, or police can be bought off by drug traffickers. Africa doesn't need strong men, it needs strong institutions”.The above excerpt describes the...

  • State fragility contributes to insecurity in Africa

    The coup in Burkina Faso is the second in the country within a space of eight months. This comes after successes of military coups in Mali, Guinea (Conakry), Sudan and Chad in the past two years.The Sahel region, where these coups have taken place,...

  • Africa and the epidemic of military coups

    Burkina Faso is one example of a fragile state in Africa that has gone through many successful coups (nine in total) and the success of last week’s coup is the second in a space of eight months.In fact Burkina Faso has never experienced a...

  • Lessons from Africa

    The segment provides a platform to discuss the socio-economic and political situations in various African countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Cameroon, Western Sahara, Angola, Mozambique, Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, South...

  • Political education is vital for a progressive democracy

    No socio-political system can forgo securing its foundations by winning over minds and hearts to the principles, ideas, and common references and, beyond these, the myths which bind a nation together.In this context schools or other educational...

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