On November 30, 2018, Cameroon’s President signed a decree to create a national committee to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate (DDR) secessionists in the English-speaking regions and former Boko Haram militants in the Far North. The move, while welcomed by some observers who consider it a step forward towards achieving peace in the concerned regions, is too early, for the English-speaking parts of Cameroon and poorly adapted to the fight against terrorists in the Far North.
In Madagascar, while the actual political context differs from that of the crisis and violence recorded in 2009, challenges and actors remain the same as then; the people’s expectations also it seems. The results of the first round of the presidential elections held last month augur a continuity of the 2009 crisis and thus calls for vigilance.
For two years now, Burkina Faso has been facing a rise in the number of terrorist attacks in the North, especially around its borders with Niger and Mali. Now, the attacks have spread to the eastern part of the country, killing many civilians and soldiers of the Defense and Security Forces (FDS).
The latest release by the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) has pointed 2017 general scores of good governance in African countries. Under the category of Safety and rule of law, the Personal Safety scores consists of six indicators (perception of personal safety, reliability of police services, absence of social unrest, absence of crime, absence of government violence against civilians, absence of human trafficking) from seven data sources which Stake experts gathered for our readers to assess the threat on personal security in African countries at a glance. Read More