Africa

South Africa’s Economic Hegemonic Imperatives in SADC

South Africa is the current chair of SADC, and as such its leadership is of paramount interest. South Africa is also the gateway to...

Liberia prepares to turn a page as UN mission exits

As the United Nations peacekeeping mission warps up in Liberia and the West African country looks to secure a stable future, the UN deputy...

Ethiopia’s forests, an undervalued resource

In Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa after Nigeria, policymakers are trying to make their nation’s economic development more sustainable. One of the...

Displacement: The Challenges Of IDPs & Refugees

As a native from South Sudan and also from Africa, I am well-aware that the U.N. has been responsible for protecting refugees from danger...

The World without Colonies – Dakhla without Potemkin Village

Last November marked forty two years since 350,000 Moroccans crossed into the Western Sahara as part of the staged manipulation called “Green March.” November...

The importance of telemedicine technology for Africa

Many African countries are still consistently looking forward to improve healthcare delivery to millions of people living in rural communities with little success. In...

The Ethiopian Powder Keg Is a Regional Threat

When governmental forces killed at least 9 civilians in last week’s security operation in Ethiopia’s Oromia region to enforce the country’s state of emergency,...

New SIPRI brief on central Mali shows how interpretations of the conflict shape the responses

SIPRI announced the publication of a new Insights Paper, entitled ‘Central Mali: violence, local perspectives and diverging narratives’. At a time when international—and national—actors are...

Data can help to end malnutrition across Africa

In 2000, the United Nations hosted the largest gathering of political leaders ever held. At that meeting, all 189 UN member states, plus leading...

Africa Can Tackle Its “Severe Learning Crisis,” Needs to Focus on Access and Quality

Africa faces a “severe learning crisis” that undermines economic growth and the well-being of its citizens, according to a new World Bank study. The...

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