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Africa: Why African Teams Fell Short At the World Cup - Again
At every World Cup tournament since 1986, at least one team from Africa has made it to the second round of the World Cup finals. That record unceremoniously ended in Russia 2018,… Read more »
Africa: Is the World Cup a Good Investment for Continent's Teams?
Each World Cup year African football teams arrive with renewed hopes of making remarkable progress and breaking the grip that Europe and South America have had on this quadrennial… Read more »
Tunisia: Why Latest Protests Are About More Than a Hike in Taxes
There is something about January in Tunisia. In 1984, the famous bread riots, which almost brought down the regime of Habib Bourguiba, happened in January. January 2011 saw the… Read more »
Tunisia: Why Tunisians Are Back On the Streets 7 Yrs After Jasmine Revolution
Seven years ago in January a popular uprising in Tunisia ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. This year over 770 Tunisian civilians have been detained and one civilian has… Read more »
May 28, 2017
Africa: Where Africa Fits Into China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative
Chinese President Xi Jinping made it clear at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the world should abandon protectionism and commit itself to an open global economy. Read more »
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