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Kenya presidential election standoff

18th September 2017 Africa, Analysis

Serious doubts over the scheduled rerun on 17th October The main Kenyan presidential candidates — incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his challenger Raila Odinga — resumed…

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Boko Haram’s Split – Is the al-Barnawi faction as moderate as thought?

Since Boko Haram’s split in August 2016, the group’s faction led by Abubakar Shekau has received the largest share of media coverage, owing in large…

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Kenya – Presidential election standoff

4th September 2017 Africa, Analysis

On 1st September, the Kenyan Supreme Court voted 4-2 to invalidate the 8 August presidential poll results, ordering a re-run within 60 days. Main opposition…

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Le Maroc en quête d’un positionnement stratégique

29th August 2017 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

L’UA et la CÉDÉAO, des objectifs de taille Le retour du Maroc à l’Union Africaine (UA) en janvier 2017, après de longues années d’absence, a…

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Angola – 2017 Elections – Forecast

17th August 2017 Africa, Analysis

Angolans will be heading to the polls on 23 August, to elect the 220 Members of the National Assembly, while the candidate of the party…

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Nigeria and the Battle Against Boko Haram

15th August 2017 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

Why Has the Militant Group Not Been Defeated? In December 2016, the Nigerian government declared Boko Haram a defeated terrorist organization. After nearly six months…

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Kenya – 2017 General Elections

1st August 2017 Africa, Analysis, Regional Document

On the 8th of August, Kenyan voters will take part in the sixth general elections since the end of the one-party state in 1991. Unsurprisingly,…

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Rwanda 2017 – Une stratégie de verrouillage à la veille des élections

27th July 2017 Africa, Analysis, Regional Document

Les électeurs rwandais se rendront aux urnes le 4 août prochain dans une élection dont le gagnant est presque connu en avance. Après avoir réussi…

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Angola – Elections 2017 – Possible Scenarios

Angolans will take part in the country’s fourth election on 23 August, with 220 seats in the National Assembly being up for grab, while the…

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Crise en république démocratique du Congo (RDC) : À quoi peut-on/doit-on s’attendre alors que la perspective d’élections fin 2017 semble s’éloigner chaque jour ?

Alors que la ténu des élections avant fin 2017 devient difficile à se concrétiser, l’impasse politique semble loin d’être résolue en RDC. Sur le plan…

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La crise libyenne – Les groupes armés

13th July 2017 Africa, Analysis, Regional Document

La chute du régime de Mouammar El Kadhafi (2011), avait favorisé l’implantation de groupes armés sur le territoire libyen. Avec des visées diverses, ces groupes…

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Kenya

Kenya – General Elections – Possible Scenarios

On 8 August, Kenyans will be faced with the choice to either extend President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto’s second four-year term, or…

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Libye : Les principaux acteurs de la crise

La Libye vit une période de crise généralisée depuis la chute du colonel Kadhafi en 2011. De multiples groupes armés pullulent dans le pays, chacun…

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Mauritanie

Mauritanie – Sous la pression politico-sociale et la menace terroriste, l’unité nationale doit être préservée

Confrontée à la menace de groupes djihadistes sévissant le long de sa frontière avec le Mali, la Mauritanie est censée développer une politique efficace pour…

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Burundi

Crise au Burundi

Comment le régime de Nkurunziza parvient-il à se maintenir malgré l’isolement diplomatique ? Deux ans après le début de la crise burundaise, le pays semble…

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Rwanda : Le front patriotique rwandais

Quelle stratégie pour la conservation du pouvoir en 2017?   Le Rwanda vivra le 4 août 2017 une échéance importante dans sa vie politique: l’élection…

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Terrorisme au Sahel

Lutte contre la menace d’al-Qaïda dans la région du Maghreb-Sahel : Quels sont les défis actuels ? Le 2 mars 2017, plusieurs groupes djihadistes opérant…

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Angola 2017 Elections – Short Note

23rd May 2017 Africa, other solutions

Angolans will head to the elections in August, with the ruling MPLA party looking to preserve its status as the indisputable force on the country’s…

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Kenya 2017 Elections – Short Note

Kenyans will head to the general elections on 8 August, with gubernatorial and presidential elections promising to be a tense affair. Raila Odinga, the NASA…

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Mali – Conférence d’entente nationale : quels obstacles à une énième tentative pour sortir de la crise ?

12th April 2017 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

Le 2 avril dernier, après une semaine de tractations, la conférence d’entente nationale « pour la paix, la réconciliation et l’unité » s’est clôturée à…

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République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) : Kabila en position de force suite à la fragmentation de l’opposition

10th April 2017 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

Après l’échec des négociations directes entre le camp Kabila et le Rassemblement, notamment sur le mode de désignation d’un Premier ministre du futur gouvernement de…

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Cameroon – Unrest in Anglophone Regions and the persistent Boko Haram Threat in Far North

20th March 2017 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

Unrest in Anglophone Regions and the Persistent Boko Haram Threat in Far North What should the Cameroonian Government do to Restore Stability and Security ?…

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République Démocratique du Congo: Vers un blocage total des négociations ?

7th February 2017 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

The sudden death of Etienne Tshisekedi, President Kabila’s main rival and president of the Rassemblement (an opposition coalition), will have a significant impact on Congo’s…

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): 2017 Outlook

13th January 2017 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

With a persisting political impasse, and a fragile security framework in some parts of its central and eastern provinces, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…

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12.12.2016_République Démocratique du Congo : Qui de Kabila ou de ses Adversaires Triompherait si ces Derniers Appelaient la Population à se Soulever le 19 Décembre prochain ?

12th December 2016 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

Le climat politique en République Démocratique du Congo demeure dans l’impasse suite à l’absence de consensus entre les principaux acteurs de l’opposition et le régime…

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07.11.2016 – The Art of Keeping Power: A Reflection on this Year’s Presidential Elections in Uganda, Congo-Brazzaville, Djibouti, Zambia, Tanzania, Gabon and Comoros

From Gabon to Uganda, through Congo-Brazzaville (among other notable examples), hope and enthusiasm were visible — especially among the urban youth — for decades-long ruling…

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Behind Morocco’s Al – Hoceima Protests

Thousands have protested this week in Morocco after the gruesome death of a fishmonger, who was crushed to death inside a garbage truck in the…

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Ivory Coast Referendum: Cleansing Scars of War

31st October 2016 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

Ivory Coast Referendum: Cleansing Scars of War Ivory Coast is the world’s largest producer of cocoa and cashews with an annual economic growth of 9%…

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Ghana 2016, Presidential Election: Another Tight Contest Expected

25th October 2016 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

Previously scheduled for November 7th, the presidential polls will be held on December 7th in Ghana. As the country surpasses an economic slowdown the incumbent…

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Risque de violences à Kinshasa suite à l’appel du Rassemblement à une journée “ville morte”, le Mercredi 19 Octobre

Alors que la Cour Constitutionnelle vient de trancher en faveur de la requête de la commission électorale (CENI) afin de reporter les scrutins à Avril…

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RDC. Émeutes meurtrières à Kinshasa.

20th September 2016 Africa, Analysis, other solutions

A Kinshasa, les manifestations pour demander le départ du Président Kabila à la fin de son dernier mandat prennent une tournure désastreuse. Plusieurs quartiers de…

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Burkina Faso Overview of the Current Situation

One shot analysis designed by the OSC research team covering Burkina Faso’s current political, social and security dynamics. With the ongoing volatility and spill over…

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Kabila à la Fin de son Dernier Mandat : Le Jeune Président est-il en train de Gagner la Bataille Politique pour son Maintien au Pouvoir ?

25th June 2016 Africa, Analysis

November’s elections in RDC, Kabila at the end of his last madate. ( in French) Alors qu’il est évident qu’il n’y aura pas d’élections en…

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China’s Rising Presence in Central Africa: Opportunities and Threats

11th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

The last two decades have seen an increase in China’s presence in Central Africa. As China’s economic growth keeps rising so does its demand for…

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Tanzania Elections: The Ruling Party CCM Announces its Presidential Nominee

14th July 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania, the low-income East African nation is a merger of the mainland (formerly known as Tanganyika) and the…

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