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Corruption: A Major Threat to Military Effectiveness

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on September 8, 2015

Corruption contributes directly to insecurity. It has a corrosive effect on combat readiness and effectiveness, undermining the ability to meet national security threats.

Corruption and International Threats

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on October 1, 2014

ACSS hosted a public event on September 30, 2014, “Peacekeeping and Corruption: Taking Stock and Best Practices,” marking the release of Transparency International-UK’s handbook (Corruption Threats and International Missions: Practical Guidance for Leaders). The dialogue highlighted the undermining effect that corruption has on the effectiveness of peace support operations and the importance of making countering... Continue Reading

South Africa’s Seismic Political Shift

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on June 7, 2024

South Africa’s pivotal election has thrust the country into uncharted waters. To navigate the opportunities and risks, South Africa will require leaders putting country above party, compromise, and adherence to democratic principles.

Accommodating Africa’s Juntas Amplifies Insecurity

Spotlight   published by Joseph Siegle and Jeffrey Smith on May 31, 2024

In addition to undermining democracy, accommodating Africa’s military coups will exacerbate security, economic, and humanitarian concerns.

China’s Strategy to Shape Africa’s Media Space

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on April 16, 2024

China’s ruling party is leveraging its funding of African media outlets, content sharing, and training of African journalists to advance Chinese narratives, policies, and norms on the continent.

Key Takeaways from Senegal’s Presidential Election

Spotlight   published by Catherine Lena Kelly on April 1, 2024

Senegal’s election of Bassirou Faye as President after a tumultuous electoral process reflects the resilience of Senegal’s democratic institutions and presents an opportunity to strengthen transparent governance and economic equity.

Mapping a Surge of Disinformation in Africa

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on March 13, 2024

Disinformation campaigns seeking to manipulate African information systems have surged nearly fourfold since 2022, triggering destabilizing and antidemocratic consequences.

Regime Capture of the Courts in Africa

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on February 27, 2024

By co-opting apex courts, incumbents bent on regime survival can entrench themselves in power while maintaining what their citizens consider to be sham democracies.

Making Sense of Senegal’s Constitutional Crisis

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on February 7, 2024

The unprecedented attempt by Senegal’s President Macky Sall to postpone presidential elections is legally dubious and has thrown the country into a constitutional crisis that will test its democratic institutions.