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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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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