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Libya: Why New Elections Might Not Put the Country Back On Track
Libya has been politically unstable since 2011 when a successful uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's longstanding regime left a power vacuum. A transitional government was elected… Read more »
Africa: How Far Can Europe Push Back Its Borders? the Case of France in Niger
Migration control is now "high politics" in Europe and a priority for the EU. For example, on May 2, 2018, the European Commission proposed that the budget for the management of… Read more »
October 30, 2017
Africa: Africa Rising's Faulty Logic - How to Fix It
Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating 'Africa Rising', in a symphony of compliments that should have cautioned any… Read more »
July 02, 2017
Libya: News of Saif Al-Islam's Release - Regional Politics Fuels Rumour Mill
The release of Saif al-Islam son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi dominated the media for several days in early June. But the saga of Saif's unconfirmed release fits right… Read more »
May 28, 2017
Africa: How African Countries Can Harness the Huge Potential of Their Oceans
Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth - or what's known as the… Read more »
February 12, 2017
Africa: Trump's Ban Attempt Will Hurt Africa But...
An Executive Order issued by US President Donald Trump's administration on January 27th suspended all refugee admission for 120 days from seven Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq,… Read more »
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