Tag Archives: South Africa

No Confidence: Political In-Fighting Continues to Plague South Africa

BY OLIVER CHANDLER South Africa grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2017 with political brawls, corruption allegations, cabinet reshuffles and political infighting. In August, South African President Jacob Zuma narrowly survived an eighth vote of no confidence in his leadership, only to be usurped as leader of the African National Congress (ANC) […]

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Problems of the Rainbow Nation Viewed Across the Full Spectrum

BY J.J. MESSNER Over the past decade, the Rainbow Nation has also traversed much of the color spectrum on the Fragile States Index (FSI) map. Though our color palette is simply representative of a country’s score – green to blue for the most stable, yellow to deep red for the most fragile – the changing […]

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The Military is Not the Answer to South Africa’s Xenophobic Violence

BY J.J. MESSNER AND ANIA SKINNER A rapid rise in anti-immigrant violence has emerged in South Africa, with at least seven people killed and many more local immigrants’ properties and businesses destroyed. In response to this wave of xenophobic crime, the South African government announced the deployment of troops to areas that have been most […]

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The political tension between the President and Prime Minister further threatens the country's fragile electoral process. Openness and fairness of political processes are vital #fragilestatesindex.

Somalia crisis deepens as president withdraws PM’s powers

Somalia crisis deepens as president withdraws PM’s powers

PM Roble says he rejects President Mohamed’s ‘unlawful’ move to suspend his executive powers.

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Civil and political rights must be observed for the former President and detainees. Under the #fragilestatesindex the human rights infrastructure promotes due process, justice and fair trials.

Guinea's Col. Mamady Doumbouya, center, is heavily guarded by soldiers after a meeting with ECOWAS delegation in Conakry, Guinea on September 10, 2021.

Guinea: Leaders Should Respect Fundamental Rights

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