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Articles from this programme
Is Mozambique under siege from international organised crime? Published within the Extremisms in Africa anthology series, this chapter by Dr Linos Mapfumo explores the nexus between the insurgency...
The escalation of extremist violence in southern Africa and the need for more collaborative security responses
Published within the Extremisms in Africa anthology series, this chapter by Stephen Buchanan-Clarke provides an overview of terrorist activity in Southern Africa in recent years as well as...
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a stark reminder that advances in access to education in recent decades should not be taken for granted. Children have suffered severely from global lockdowns...
CAR will struggle to break the cycle of violence without international commitment to end it.
Zimbabwe’s constitution is clear regarding citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as the need to create strong institutions to guard against corruption. However, 40 years after the attainment of independence, citizen efforts at safeguarding the constitution remain a challenge.
Early warning as a crisis management fundamental: Applicability to the managing of the Covid-19 pandemic funds in South Africa
The managing of any crisis tends to be defined by the extent to which suitable measures are available and implemented to address the potential impact of any such eventuality. Adjoined to the process is the degree of oversight being exercised to realise the anticipated outcomes.
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Human Security and Climate Change
Our Human Security and Climate Change (HSCC) team explores the nexus between climate change and conflict, along with other emerging security challenges facing the continent. Climate change-induced landscape changes, along with other degradations of the natural environment, combined with poor governance, are a perfect storm for exacerbating insecurity on the continent, especially in already-fragile contexts. For instance, climate change is already driving migration, which places pressure on available resources, which in turn can generate conflict. Given that conflict systems are increasingly regional in nature and thus require an unprecedented level of coordination and collaboration between states, the programme:
- Generates timely strategic insights and analyses for policymakers and practitioners on Africa’s exigent security challenges by conducting and drawing on evidence-based research, new datasets, and emerging analytical tools;
- Aids in the development and implementation of policies through strategic partnerships, advocacy, and utilizing effective monitoring and evaluation practises.
The HSCC team is also the custodian of our Conflict in Africa Monitor (CAM), which ingests real-time data to indicate geographically where conflict risks are apparent and growing, and what might be done to mitigate them.