Tag Archives: Africa

How Illegal Mining is Driving Local Conflicts in Nigeria

Criminal networks fuel community violence in a bid to exploit untapped mineral deposits in the North West where around 80% of mining is carried out illegally and on an artisanal basis.

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Resetting Europe-Africa Relations in Post-COVID Era

Covid placed a pause on the formal renewal of relations between Europe and Africa, but it has also brought new focus to old questions.

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What Drives Turkey’s Growing Influence in Africa?

Turkey has managed to avoid becoming embroiled in many of Africa’s local political quagmires. Instead, it came with a strong commitment that focused on direct aid, infrastructure and transportation projects, as well as mutually beneficial economic partnerships.

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Has Counter-terrorism Become a Profitable Business in Nigeria?

Despite massive expenditure by the Nigerian government over the past decade, counter-terrorism operations by security forces have achieved limited success and the country is still ranked on the Global Terrorism Index as one of the states most affected by terrorism. Is the problem one of bad policy, strategy and tactics, or is corruption in the leadership ranks of the security …

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Pressure Grows on Africa to Take Back its Migrants

Europe’s focus on returns risks destabilizing receiving countries and aggravating the root causes of migration.

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Should Africa Back World Trade Organisation Reforms?

Proposed changes could make an already unbalanced multilateral trading system even worse for developing countries.

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Five Reasons Why 2018 Was a Big Year for Paleontology

Dr. Julien Benoit discusses five important moments in paleontology you may have missed during 2018, and what they mean – particularly for Africa and its place in the story of human origins.

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Will Next Week’s Migration Compact be Global?

African countries should use the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as a basis to develop better continental migration governance systems.

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Climate Change and Poverty in Africa

To withstand the inevitable natural disasters climate change will bring, better disaster risk management must start now.

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China’s Salami Slicing Takes Root in Africa

With the consent of African governments, China’s subtle but deliberate strategy is paying off.

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