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What Trump’s stance on Africa means for continental security efforts

From the Institute of Security Studies America’s preference for cost-saving at the UN while pursuing bilateral approaches is affecting African peacekeeping. 06 NOV 2017  /  BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND NDUBUISI CHRISTIAN ANI When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States (US) in January, many wondered what his administration’s policy towards Africa would be. Ten months later, it […]

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG: The Right Person at the Right Time

Next month the World Health Organization (WHO) will choose its new Director General. WHO, formed in 1948 with the portfolio of international health, is having its member nations vote for the new head for the first time in its history. This is a milestone for the organization as it tries to create an identity in […]

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Ethiopia backs Israeli bid for AU ‘observer’ role

Ethiopia’s decision to back Israel as an AU “observer” comes as Netanyahu visits four East African nations. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is on a four-country tour of East Africa [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters] Ethiopia has declared its support for Israel’s bid to be granted “observer status” in the African Union, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits […]

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Africa’s $700 Billion Problem Waiting to Happen

The Horn of Africa region is central to the world’s maritime trade. It’s also beginning to fall apart. BY ALEX DE WAAL Back in 2002, Meles Zenawi, then prime minister of Ethiopia, drafted a foreign policy and national security white paper for his country. Before finalizing it, he confided to me a “nightmare scenario” — […]

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Raila accuses AU of encouraging Burundi violence

  Cord leader Raila Odinga has accused the African Union of endorsing human rights abuse by failure to deploy troops to quell the conflict in Burundi, and instead concentrating on withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a press release sent to the Nation, Mr Odinga observed that the country is in the precipice […]

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