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West African Democracy: The Region Undergoes a Backwards Slide

West African Democracy: The Region Undergoes a Backwards Slide

REPORT • Jan 2021

Part 2 of our Africa mini-series looks at the regional democratic decline of West Africa and its causes, including an ageing crop of leaders, a subtle change to what the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) mission and goals are and the influence of Beijing through loans. The report also looks the regional exception, Ghana, and explores whether the country bucks the trend of those around it or is also seeing a backwards slide.

United States – High Potential for Unrest as Trump Presidency Comes to an End

United States – High Potential for Unrest as Trump Presidency Comes to an End

REPORT • Jan 2021

We look at the United States where Congress is set to confirm President-elect Biden’s victory. Additionally, the Georgia run-off elections is set to see two Democrat senators elected to the Capitol, shifting the Senate’s majority in favour of the Democrats . Additionally, on Tuesday 5 January, Kenosha County prosecutors announced that the officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020 will not be charged. As a result of these three events, there is a high likelihood of unrest in the coming hours and days.

West African Democracy and Security – Stepping Forward or Moving Back?

West African Democracy and Security – Stepping Forward or Moving Back?

REPORT • Dec 2020

This is our first report in a miniseries exploring some of the problems West Africa faces as it grapples with increasing problems in democracy and security.

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Alert Plus – Vienna
3rd November 2020

Alert Plus – Vienna

At least five dead following attack by gunmen in Vienna Austria – 3 November 2020 – Terror Risk SITUATION SUMMARY Several gunmen carrying assault rifles have opened fire in a number of locations in...

Alert Plus – Nice Knife Attack
29th October 2020

Alert Plus – Nice Knife Attack

SITUATION SUMMARY On 29 October, an attack occurred outside the Notre Dame church in Nice. At the time of writing, three people have been killed and several others injured, the assailant has also been...

Alert Plus – Nigeria Civil Unrest
23rd October 2020

Alert Plus – Nigeria Civil Unrest

SITUATION SUMMARY On 20 October, footage was released online of uniformed men opening fire on a crowd of demonstrators in Lekki Suburb. There were also reports that soldiers were witnessed barricading the protest site...

Alert Plus – Paris Knife Attack
26th September 2020

Alert Plus – Paris Knife Attack

SITUATION SUMMARY On 25 September, two people were reportedly injured, one seriously, in a knife attack in the French capital, Paris. The incident occurred near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The victims are...