Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa

The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

The State of the Union and the value of ‘healthy controversy’

Words matter. Tone matters. Emotion matters. In a few days, President Biden will try to give us a sense of America’s direction in his State of the Union address to…

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The Arab Weekly | February 4, 2023

Sudan urges UN to immediately lift arms embargo

Sanctions discourage investors and “encourage the rogue armed transboundary bands to disrupt peace,” said Sudan’s UN ambassador.

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Hoover Institution | February 3, 2023

Turkey and the West: A Parenthesis or a Historical Shift?

Turkey and the West: A Parenthesis or a Historical Shift? Rachel Moltz Fri, 02/03/2023 - 08:39 A poll conducted in December 2022 by the Turkish company Gezici found that 72.8%…

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The Arab Weekly | February 3, 2023

US seeks to remove Russian mercenaries from Sudan, Libya | Samy Magdy

The group’s role in Libya and Sudan was central to January talks between CIA director William Burns and officials in Egypt and Libya.

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The Arab Weekly | February 3, 2023

Israel pursues normalisation with Sudan, Chad despite rising tensions

Khartoum agreed to take steps to normalise ties with Israel in a 2020 deal brokered by former US President Donald Trump's administration, alongside agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain…

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Gatestone Institute | February 3, 2023

Erdoğan's Turkey: NATO's Trojan Horse Moment

In its Freedom in the World 2022 report, Freedom House, a U.S. government funded organization in Washington, D.C., put Turkey in its "not free" category of countries, along with Afghanistan,…

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Armed Forces and Society | February 3, 2023

Predicting Loyalty: Examining the Role of Social Identity and Leadership in an Extreme Operational Environment—A Swedish Case

Armed Forces &Society, Ahead of Print. Military organizations often emphasize the importance of loyalty. It has been suggested that loyalty enhances motivation to take great risks and strive to accomplish…

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International Crisis Group (ICG) | February 2, 2023

A Return to Civilian Rule in Sudan?

This week on The Horn, Alan is joined by Professor Guma Kunda Komey to discuss Sudan’s arduous path toward restoring civilian rule following a framework agreement between the military and…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | February 2, 2023

Pope Francis in DR Congo: WFP highlights Africa’s biggest hunger crisis

As crowds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thronged on Thursday to hear Pope Francis’s message of hope and solidarity on day three of his official visit to…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | February 2, 2023

Ethiopia: Northern aid access improving but some areas still hard to reach

UN humanitarians on Thursday reported that aid access in the north is continuing to improve with aid operations expanding following last November’s ceasefire agreement, but some civilians in the battle-scarred…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | February 2, 2023

Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday voiced concern over the worsening security situation in Nigeria, while urging the authorities to ensure counter-terrorism operations are conducted…

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The Arab Weekly | February 1, 2023

Foreign power play continues to set hurdles for Sudan political transition

Like the UAE, Saudi Arabia wants Sudan to wipe out Islamist influence and is eyeing investments in agriculture and other sectors.

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United Nations (UN) Africa | February 1, 2023

African leaders commit to end AIDS among children by 2030

UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced on Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 

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Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) | February 1, 2023

Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election: Hopes and Trepidations

Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election: Hopes and Trepidations 01 February 2023 The choices for the next president of Nigeria are stark and few. Moving beyond the turmoil of insecurity, poverty, government…

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The Hill, Technology | February 1, 2023

Hillicon Valley — Workday, PayPal follow tech layoff trend

Workday and PayPal announced layoffs Tuesday, following other widespread layoffs hitting the tech industry.   Meanwhile, the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East and North Africa announced they…

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The Hill, International | January 31, 2023

US, Middle Eastern allies include cyber collaboration in Abraham Accords

The U.S. and its allies in the Middle East and North Africa announced on Tuesday that they are broadening the Abraham Accords — a 2020 agreement to normalize diplomatic relations…

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Breaking Defense | January 31, 2023

Pentagon’s new management reform institute aims to learn lessons from past failures

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks. (DoD Photo by Chad J. McNeeley) WASHINGTON — Nimble and efficient are not words used to describe day-to-day management of the Pentagon, but…

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Breaking Defense | January 31, 2023

Exclusive: New DoD guidance will prioritize joint cloud, ensure ‘cloud rationalization’

Mr. John Sherman, Acting Department of Defense Chief Information Officer participates in a virtual panel with Billington Cybersecurity at the Pentagon, April 15, 2021 (DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley)…

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Hoover Institution | January 31, 2023

Q&A: Adele Hayutin on New Landscapes of Population Change

Q&A: Adele Hayutin on New Landscapes of Population Change Rachel Moltz Tue, 01/31/2023 - 08:37 Adele Hayutin is a business economist and Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution,…

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | January 31, 2023

How the U.S. Can Better Support Africa's Energy Transition

The climate and energy policies of the United States and African countries should build on three shared interests-and address three strategic tensions.

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International Crisis Group (ICG) | January 31, 2023

Making the Most of the EU’s Integrated Approach in Mozambique

The Al-Shabab insurgency continues to pose a threat to civilians in northern Mozambique. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group explains how the EU and its member…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | January 31, 2023

Mali: Independent rights experts call for probe into Wagner Group’s alleged crimes

Top UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday called on the authorities in Mali to launch an immediate probe into the mass execution of civilians last year, allegedly by Government forces…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | January 31, 2023

Peace in South Sudan hinges on local accountability, landmark Peacebuilding Commission meeting hears

The Government of South Sudan, in its first ever briefing to the UN Peacebuilding Commission, outlined its priorities on Tuesday, addressing a host of recommendations from civil society speakers and…

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International Crisis Group (ICG) | January 31, 2023

Sudan: Rebooting an Endangered Transition

An agreement between the military and civilians could provide a path out of decades of authoritarian rule, but progress is not assured. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023,…

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The Arab Weekly | January 30, 2023

On visit to Egypt, Blinken discusses Israeli-Palestinian tensions with Sisi

The meeting with Sisi addressed regional issues including Mideast tensions, attempts to relaunch a political transition in Sudan and to break the deadlock in Libya.

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