Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa

The Hill, Columnists | October 2, 2022

Republicans are the new isolationists; will US retreat from world stage?

The world is facing the most serious threat of nuclear confrontation since the Cuban missile crisis 60 years ago. At the same time, we’re seeing a growing isolationist movement in…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 1, 2022

The Pagan roots of Democrats’ abortion extremism

Arizona’s recent ruling on abortion will set women “back more than a century,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed last week. But it’s the Democrats who are trying to…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 1, 2022

How US leaders can best support protesters in Iran

Democracies tend to be more effective in speaking to their own people than in communicating with foreign audiences. Part of the reason is that public diplomacy, the practice of engaging…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | October 1, 2022

Burkina Faso: UN chief condemns any attempt to seize power by the force of arms

The UN Secretary-General expressed on Saturday his deep concern regarding the unfolding developments in Burkina Faso, where according to media reports, a group of military officers overthrew the man who…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | October 1, 2022

Delivering justice for abused child brides in The Comoros

Around thirty per cent of girls in The Comoros become child brides, and they make up the vast majority of sexual violence cases reported across the African country.

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Security Dialogue (Journal) | October 1, 2022

The militarization of digital surveillance in post-coup Zimbabwe: ‘Just don’t tell them what we do’

Security Dialogue, Ahead of Print. While a large body of research has documented and theorized digital surveillance practices in various political contexts, little has been done to investigate the growing…

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Cato Institute | September 29, 2022

Is Saudi Arabia Coming out of Exile?

Doug Bandow Anyone who was anyone attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth. Except Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. His frail father was invited. Not known is whether the invitation…

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Breaking Defense | September 29, 2022

Saildrone CEO says Iranian interference was valuable experience, not a surprise

A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel sails in the Gulf of Aqaba during International Maritime Exercise/Cutlass Express 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dawson Roth) WASHINGTON…

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Security Dialogue (Journal) | September 29, 2022

Protective exclusion as a postcolonial strategy: Rethinking deportations and sovereignty in the Gambia

Security Dialogue, Ahead of Print. In 2019, the tiny West African country of the Gambia imposed a moratorium on all deportation flights from the EU. Though West African countries are…

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Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) | September 29, 2022

NATO looks south: priorities, strategies and instruments

This paper is the result of collective reflection and was coordinated and edited by Eduard Soler i Lecha, Associate Senior Researcher at CIDOB. It has benefited from the contributions of…

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Politics and Society | September 29, 2022

Domestic Bank Reform and the Contingent Nature of the Structural Power of Finance in Emerging Markets

Politics &Society, Ahead of Print. This article examines the structural power of domestic finance in developing and emerging economies (DEEs) in the context of a shift toward increasingly activist financial…

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The Hill, Defense | September 29, 2022

Defense & National Security — US to send Ukraine more rocket systems  

The United States will give Ukraine 18 more advanced rocket systems as part of a new $1.1 billion military aid package to the country, Pentagon officials announced Wednesday.    We’ll share the details…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | September 28, 2022

UN Special Adviser welcomes start of trial against top Rwanda genocide suspect

A senior UN official has welcomed the start of the trial against an alleged leading figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, highlighting the importance of paying…

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | September 28, 2022

King Salman has Appointed His Son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as Saudi Prime Minister.

Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.

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US Dept of Defense, Releases | September 28, 2022

The United States and Tunisia Sign the 35th Annual Joint Military Commission

Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Dr. Celeste Wallander and Tunisian Minister of National Defense Imed Memmiche, co-chaired the 35th U.S.-Tunisia Joint Military Commission September 27-28, 2022 at…

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Cato Institute | September 28, 2022

Uncle Sam’s Long Trail of Wreckage

Ted Galen Carpenter The leaders and most of the news media in the U.S. seem to believe that Washington’s foreign policy over the past several decades has been a success and…

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Hoover Institution | September 28, 2022

Can Western Donors Constrain Repressive Governments? Evidence From Debt Relief Negotiations In Africa

Can Western Donors Constrain Repressive Governments? Evidence From Debt Relief Negotiations In Africa Ellen Santiago Wed, 09/28/2022 - 01:26 Abstract: There is limited evidence that reliance on foreign aid from Western…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | September 26, 2022

South Sudan violence proliferating, warn independent rights experts

Deeply disturbing violence is escalating “all over” South Sudan, top independent UN human rights experts have warned.

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The Hill, International | September 26, 2022

GOP lawmakers celebrate right-wing candidate's win in Italian elections

Conservative lawmakers are voicing support for Giorgia Meloni, the leader of a right-wing alliance that came out victorious in Italy’s elections on Sunday. The new government is expected to maintain…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | September 26, 2022

Central African Republic: Said trial opens at International Criminal Court

The trial of a paramilitary commander accused of carrying out or ordering crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR) began on Monday in The Hague.

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The Arab Weekly | September 26, 2022

Hope runs out as Iran climate inaction fuels rising disaster threats

Iran is one of just four countries that have not ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement to curb climate change, alongside Yemen, Libya and Eritrea.

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The Arab Weekly | September 26, 2022

Middle East construction boom is about history | Afshin Molavi

The Middle East and North Africa region has also been a major centre of construction activity over the past two decades.

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) | September 26, 2022

Land Rental Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya — by Michelle Acampora, Lorenzo Casaburi, Jack Willis

Land market incompleteness is argued to have pervasive effects in Sub-Saharan Africa, including on agricultural efficiency, equity, and structural transformation. Yet experimental evidence on land market participation is virtually non-existent.…

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Hoover Institution | September 25, 2022

Articles On: Africa

Articles On: Africa LeAnn Sun, 09/25/2022 - 04:00 As African countries pivot, China seizes chance to become a major military player by Jevans Nyabiage via South China Morning Post on…

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Gatestone Institute | September 25, 2022

How Civilizations Will Be Decided

Fewer babies will be born in all of Europe than in Nigeria alone. More than half the increase of the global population projected by 2050 will be concentrated in just…

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