Tautening security governance in Africa

The upsurge in military coups in Africa has challenged many scholars and commentators from the academic discipline of Security Studies to make analytical sense of the current state of security sector governance in many African states.

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 continued politicisation and lack of professionalism plaguing certain defence forces.

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‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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