Africa: Is Gaddafi Still Dispensing Largesse From the Grave?
The news that Bashir Saleh Bashir, former chief of staff and reputed 'banker' to the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was shot last Friday in Johannesburg has again raised… Read more »
Libya: Human Smuggling and Libya's Political End Game
Migrant boat crossings in the Mediterranean usually peak around July and August but the number of boats dropped dramatically in 2017. This comes largely as a result of a… Read more »
December 07, 2017
Africa: Libya's Slave Trade Shocks AU-EU Leaders Into Action
The warning bells had been sounding for months. In April this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that its staff in Niger and Libya had 'documented… Read more »
October 16, 2017
Africa: Is Business Trumping Peace Efforts in Libya?
A few weeks ahead of the crucial 5th African Union (AU)-European Union (EU) summit in Abidjan at the end of November, most officials on both sides are aware of the many potentially… Read more »
August 03, 2017
Africa: Libyans Hold Their Breath for Another Peace Deal
Last week's ceasefire agreement between two powerful and bitter rivals - the hard-headed maverick General Khalifa Haftar and Fayez al-Sarraj - has once again raised the hopes of… Read more »
January 24, 2017
Africa: The Continuing Threat of Terrorism in Africa
The fluctuations in successfully addressing this issue were particularly apparent in Libya. The Islamic State (ISIS) seized control of Sirte in May 2015, incorporating the coastal… Read more »
August 29, 2016
Libya: New Hope for Libya Through AU-Led National Dialogue?
The African Union (AU) plans to initiate a national dialogue on reconciliation among Libyan stakeholders in an effort to address the security crisis that erupted in 2011. This was… Read more »
March 30, 2016
South Africa: Zuma Diplomacy Promotes His Business Interests - Claim
It's long been suspected that the domestic ‘state capture' under the Zuma administration, which is so much in the news currently, also applies very much to South Africa's… Read more »
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