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Can the AU and UN find common ground on Sudan?

17th July 2019 Recent developments around Sudan’s transfer of political power show why a more strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United... 

Can the peace-trade equation stabilise the Horn?

16th July 2019 The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created the largest... 

Ethiopia’s power, security and democracy dilemma

15th July 2019 Recent assassinations of senior political and military leaders in Ethiopia sent shock waves across the country, casting another shadow over the... 


Will Ramaphosa’s new reform timetable save Thabane’s skin?

12th July 2019 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community’s official facilitator of Lesotho’s reforms, visited that... 

Reform of Libya’s security sector must not fail again

11th July 2019 Successive Libyan governments and the international community have worked for eight years to stabilise and reform the country’s security sector.... 

Economics of terrorism in Lake Chad Basin

10th July 2019 In the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, economic viability and control is as important to extremist... 

Saving Lake Victoria means going after the big fish

9th July 2019 Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing is threatening the survival of Lake Victoria’s fish populations, and is putting local livelihoods at... 

G20 Compact with Africa is a long game

5th July 2019 Africa’s ‘development partners’ still struggle to define and manage their relationship with the continent. This was apparent at the G20 summit in... 

Zimbabwe’s déjà vu moment

4th July 2019 On 24 June, familiar feelings of despair accompanied the shock announcement by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube that only Zimbabwe’s quasi-currency,... 

Holding Sudan back from civil war

3rd July 2019 After militias killed up to 100 peaceful protesters in Khartoum on 3 June, the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) took swift... 

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