Population growth and low agricultural productivity are deepening Kenya’s dependence on food imports.
18 JUN 2018 / BY LILY WELBORN
In Kenya, food consumption is outpacing food production. According to a new Institute for Security Studies report, annual agricultural production will need to increase by an estimated 75% from 2015 levels in order to meet consumption in 2030.
SADC and Maputo should be very concerned about the spike in terrorist-type violence.
BY PETER FABRICIUS
A sudden upsurge in brutal violence in northern Mozambique, including the beheadings of women and children, has sounded alarms that a violent jihadist movement like Boko Haram or al-Shabaab could be evolving. Since October last year, over 50 people have been killed in about 20 attacks in Cabo Delgado province on the Tanzania border.
Women and girls face bigger barriers to education in sub-Saharan Africa than in other regions.
Seventy years ago, the world agreed on the importance, and right of all people, to education. Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that ‘[e]veryone has the right to education’, and that elementary education shall be compulsory and free.
The parties to the conflict in South Sudan again failed to reach an agreement at the recently concluded High-Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa. They rejected the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) proposal aimed at reconciling the positions of the warring factions. IGAD now wants to organise a face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kirr and his opponent Riek Machar before the African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott in June/July 2018.
28 MAY 2018 / BY SIMON ALLISON
Government has been slow to respond; a multifaceted solution to the deadly clashes is now urgent.
In April, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that he would run for a second term in the 2019 presidential election. This came despite mixed reviews about his first term, and his record in office gives his critics plenty of metaphorical sticks with which to beat him.
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is seeking an Office Director to head its Addis Ababa office. This is a unique and challenging opportunity for a leader with strategic vision, energy, passion and a sound knowledge of human security in Africa. The Office Director will proactively shape the ISS’ work in the region and with key stakeholders in Addis Ababa.