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Debt, climate change and economic transformation

By: Saliem Fakir     22nd March 2024 Debt is never free lunch, even if it is for the cause of climate change. Debt’s relation is defined by what the creditor demands as the rate of... 

The Conversation

Chad presidential election: assassination of main opposition figure casts doubt on country’s return to democracy

20th March 2024 The assassination of Chad’s main opposition leader, Yaya Dillo, is hanging heavy over presidential elections due in early May. Dillo was killed on... 

The Conversation

Niger has cut military ties with the US: why this is bad for the Sahel’s security

20th March 2024 Niger – a landlocked country of 25-million people in one of the most unstable parts of the world – recently announced it was suspending military... 

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A new champion could drive home African Union reforms

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th March 2024 In 2016, African leaders recognised the imperative for a swift and substantial reform of the African Union (AU). The initiative led by Rwandan... 

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When debt and terrorism intersect: the case of Mozambique

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      20th March 2024 Mozambique’s rocky road from grand corruption to a debt settlement offers hope, but the scars of mismanagement run deep. Financial mismanagement,... 

The Conversation

2024 Senegal election crisis points to deeper issues with Macky Sall and his preferred successor

19th March 2024 The botched attempt by Senegalese president Macky Sall to postpone the presidential election has stirred unnecessary tension in an already strained... 

The Conversation

76% of Africa’s energy could come from renewable sources by 2040: here’s how

19th March 2024 Over half of Africa’s people – about 600-million – lack access to even the bare minimum of electricity. The tough question to answer is how access... 

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Online influence and disinformation – preparing for South Africa’s polls

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th March 2024 The electoral commission’s ground rules alone can’t be expected to insulate the country from harmful tactics. As South Africa goes to the polls on... 

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Lawless states and the ‘failure’ of international law – Israel’s war on the Palestinian people

By: Raymond Suttner     18th March 2024 The misapprehension that ‘might is right’ in international relations was the case in the time of 19th century colonial conquest when territories... 

The Conversation

Inflation in Nigeria is still climbing while it has slowed globally: here’s why

15th March 2024 Just as Nigerians were gradually digging out from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, they were hit by high inflation. The Nigerian... 

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