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Solly Rakgomo
  • Challenges of implementation of security recommendations in Africa

    Recently he gave an intellectually stimulating discussion on how the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) is lagging behind in implementing some vital recommendations that involve security.Given current threats to safety and stability,...

  • Essence of integrity in politics

    Political leadership in many African states is characterised by corruption and impunity where accountability, transparency and rule of law are lacking in many respect.This has in turn resulted in many local grievances which in many cases have led to...

  • Tautening security governance in Africa

    Some attribute the rise in military coups to a lack of strong security oversight institutions thus hampering efforts to improve military professionalism.It is worrisome that nine military coups d’état in seven countries since 2020 underscore the...

  • Countering military coups in Africa

    Poor governance is the main causative factor of the continent’s underdevelopment and subsequently military coups. Putschists have exploited these democratic deficits to assume the status of saviour and seize power.However, it must be noted that...

  • Explaining the resurgence of military coups in Africa

    Rather, they represent the recent resurgence of military coups that have plagued Africa. Some of these coups have occurred within the same country notably, Mali and Burkina Faso.Some of these coup-affected countries have also experienced military...

  • BRICS and the future of global power

    Indeed, there was an upsurge of policy and academic debate about the growing importance of non-Western regions and their leading states, notably Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the so-called BRICS, for international politics and the...

  • Challenges of implementation of security recommendations in Africa

    Recently he gave an intellectually stimulating discussion on how the African Union Peace and Security Council is lagging behind in implementing some vital recommendations that involves security.Given current threats to safety and stability, Africa...

  • Botswana can benefit from the BRICS

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has also invited leaders of 67 countries to the summit, including 53 other African countries. The origins of the BRICS can be traced to 2006, when the foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, and China met...

  • Understanding farmer- herder conflict in Africa

    The rise of farmer-herder conflict in Africa is more pernicious than fatality figures alone, however, since it is often amplified by the emotionally potent issues of ethnicity, religion, culture, and land. Militant Islamist groups in central Mali and...

  • The contagion of military coups in Africa

    The recent rise in coups in the continent is a reflection of a declining regional and international willingness to enforce anti-coup norms.It was between 1960 and 2000 when coup d’états were prominent as demonstrated by 82 successful coups...

  • Root causes of political instability in Africa

    There is no more critical variable than governance, for it is governance that determines whether there are durable links between the State and the society it purports to govern.The nature of governance is central because it determines whether the...

  • Mitigating ethnic conflict in Africa

    Rather than accepting identity conflict as an inevitable feature of Africa’s highly diverse ethnic landscape, a number of preventative policy interventions can be pursued.This piece shall attempt to analyse key areas that can go a long way in...

  • Misinterpreting ethnic conflicts in Africa

    This piece challenges that notion arguing that a re-diagnosis of the underlying drivers to ethnic violence can lead to more effective and sustainable responses. There is a general perception that Africa is trapped in a never-ending cycle of ethnic...

  • Xenophobia is a threat to African unity

    Xenophobia has been, and continues to be, one of the perennial roadblocks to reaching the aspiration of African unity. Undoubtedly, this is a complex phenomenon caused by many broader issues and social ills.Some of the broader issues include...

  • Nightmare of private military contractors

    The rise in transnational terrorism in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, the SADC region and the Great Lakes region has made the continent to be engulfed in political bushfires that have stretched the military capabilities of affected states beyond...

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