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Solly Rakgomo
  • Understanding China’s global security initiative

    This initiative is officially meant to uphold the principle of indivisible security, build balanced, effective and sustainable security architecture and oppose the building of national security on the basis of insecurity in other countries.The Global...

  • South Africa’s defiance on pressure to isolate Russia

    The joint military exercises come after Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov visited South Africa for bilateral talks in January. The military games will run for 10 days in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Durban.The war game comes on the eve of...

  • The need to prioritise national security in Botswana

    Even though some critics question the modality of giving such a large amount to the security sector, it must be realised that the complexity of security challenges facing Botswana requires that priority should be accorded to the security sector.Of...

  • The curse of long-term presidents in Africa

    One way this is being done is through presidential term limits being abandoned, or extended. This in turn is leading to a reemergence of authoritarian politics, and political violence.Many leaders from countries such as Rwanda, Togo, Gabon, Uganda,...

  • The nightmare of electoral violence in Africa

    Though violence has been a long-standing feature of the democratization process in Africa, its recent manifestations have assumed an unprecedented magnitude and a changing form and character.This electoral violence has tended to put the...

  • 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...

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