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Category Archive: Africa, allpost, Regions

Rising Sino-Japanese competition in Africa

On August 27 and 28, the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) was held in Nairobi, Kenya—the first time the TICAD has been hosted in Africa since its inception in...

Sisi’s Gamble: How Egypt’s Turn Toward Iran Changes Power in the Region

In recent months, there has been a major shift in Egypt’s foreign policy. Despite it almost going unnoticed, this unexpected policy change is a source of concern for many actors in the Middle East,...

Egypt’s Pragmatic Salafis: The Politics of Hizb al-Nour

The Salafi movement in Egypt illustrates that the dynamics of sectarianism are fluid and sometimes contradictory. Over the last five years, the Salafi party, Hizb al-Nour, has taken a pragmatic,...

Can Tunisia’s new prime minister overcome the trust deficit?

Tunisia’s Prime Minister-designate, Youssef Chahed, is expected to announce his cabinet this week, well ahead of the September 3 deadline. Chahed, who was appointed by President Beji Caid Essebsi...

Nigeria’s War Against Indiscipline

In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari said “The long-cherished and time honored, time-tested virtues of honesty, integrity, hard work, punctuality, good neighborliness, abhorrence of corruption and...

Trade Not Aid: Obama’s Africa Legacy

The US-Africa Business Forum (USABF), which meets for the second time in New York on 21 September, provides a platform to deepen business and financial ties between the US and Africa, and is the...

Polio in Northern Nigeria

The appearance of two cases of polio in northern Nigeria is an unmitigated tragedy. Anybody who has traveled in the region and seen firsthand the victims of paralysis caused by polio can but weep....

Egypt Foreign Minister Visits Lebanon: Starting a New Era?

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry’s recent visit to Beirut has raised many questions. The Egyptian foreign minister announced that he held ideas and proposals to overcome the presidential...

Zambia’s Political Unity Put to the Test By Need for Fiscal Discipline

A closely contested and unpredictable election saw Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) emerge victorious – but with just 50.35 per cent of the vote,...

South Africa Left in Limbo By Landmark Election Results

South Africa’s local election results have humiliated President Jacob Zuma—and for the first time since coming to power more than 20 years ago, the African National Congress (ANC) looks...