AKE Special Report: Africa’s August Elections

Date published: 20/07/2017 A democratic test for Rwanda, Kenya and Angola In August 2017 the citizens of Rwanda, Kenya and Angola head to the polls to vote in presidential elections. Admist a global trend of democratic backsliding, holding free, fair and peaceful elections would send a powerful message about Africa’s nascent democracies. While the recent…

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AKE Special Report: Journalist Security in Hostile Environments

Journalist security in hostile environments Journalists travelling to hostile regions to cover conflict and humanitarian crises, or to expose corruption and human rights violations, face a myriad of threats. Not only must they consider numerous logistical issues and medical risks, but increasingly must prepare for the threats of intimidation, harassment and violence. Indeed in 2017…

Special Report: Terrorist Threat in West Africa

  Following French military intervention in Mali in 2013, terrorist attacks in West Africa have escalated in retaliation. The risk to French assets is further heightened due the likely French response, at home and abroad, to recent attacks in Paris and Nice. There is a high threat from terrorism and kidnap aimed at Western targets,…