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Conflict between Tigray and Eritrea -- the long standing faultline in Ethiopian politics

Conflict between Tigray and Eritrea -- the long standing faultline in Ethiopian politics

1st December 2020 The missile attack by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front on Eritrea in mid-November transformed an internal Ethiopian crisis into a transnational... 

Grants and family support programmes can change lives. A South African case study

Grants and family support programmes can change lives. A South African case study

1st December 2020 Every day there is disheartening negative news about the plight of children around the world. Stories about child labour, violence against children... 

Battles won – and lost – against AIDS hold valuable lessons for managing COVID-19

Battles won – and lost – against AIDS hold valuable lessons for managing COVID-19

30th November 2020 World AIDS Day this year finds us still deep amid another pandemic – COVID-19. The highly infectious novel coronavirus has swept across the world,... 

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: how global and local experience would play out in WTO top job

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: how global and local experience would play out in WTO top job

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 The global economy faces profound uncertainties, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, faith in the efficacy of... 

Trump's legacy in Africa and what to expect from Biden

Trump's legacy in Africa and what to expect from Biden

26th November 2020 Donald Trump was propelled to the US presidency by promising to rewrite globalisation rules. This included restricting trade when it directly hurt... 

New report ranks how friendly – or not – African governments are towards girls

New report ranks how friendly – or not – African governments are towards girls

25th November 2020 There are approximately over 308-million girls below 18 years on the African continent. While the African Union’s legal and policy framework does... 

Mbeki and Obasanjo: case studies in the use of soft power in Africa's interests

Mbeki and Obasanjo: case studies in the use of soft power in Africa's interests

25th November 2020 The concept of soft power has been part of the parlance of international relations for three decades. Soft power actors use non-coercive and... 

Africa's oldest surviving party – the ANC – has an Achilles heel: its broken branch structure

Africa's oldest surviving party – the ANC – has an Achilles heel: its broken branch structure

25th November 2020 Democracies are precarious endeavours, as events around the world are showing. In most, political parties hold sway over whether the system... 

What lies behind the war in Tigray?

What lies behind the war in Tigray?

20th November 2020 At the core of the current war between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front is the realignment of politics... 

Ethiopia's Tigray region has seen famine before: why it could happen again

Ethiopia's Tigray region has seen famine before: why it could happen again

18th November 2020 A new military conflict is sadly unfolding in the Horn of Africa. On November 4th, 2020, a military conflict erupted between the forces of the... 

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