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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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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 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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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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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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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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Mozambique – An Emerging Destination for Foreign Investment

14th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Mozambique is emerging as an ideal destination for foreign investment. Hopes of rebuilding the economy after the 1977-1992 civil war and the deadly 2000 flood…

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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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Mugabe and Zimbabwe: For Better or Worse?

30th July 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Once dubbed the bread basket of the southern African region, Zimbabwe has been spiralling into economic chaos following political instability and an aggressive policy of…

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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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Burundi Crisis: Actors and Possible Outcomes

1st July 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

During the past ten years Burundi has been attempting to recover from the darkest episode of its contemporary history: the 1993-2005 ethnic conflict, which resulted…

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Analyzing Turkey’s Election Results

14th June 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

A Shock for the AKP amidst Kurdish Celebrations: Analyzing Turkey’s Election Results After parliamentary elections on Sunday (June 7th 2015) shockwaves passed through Erdogan’s executive…

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Burundi: An Unresolved Crisis

8th June 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Burundi is a country that has gone through extreme turbulent socio-political conditions throughout its contemporary history. However, it has escaped the attention of the mainstream…

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What have we learned from Moscow’s military parade?

12th May 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Russia marked the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany by staging its biggest ever military parade on May 9th, 2015. With over 20…

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MENA – Regional Document: Egypt

14th April 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

In light of Egypt’s positive foreign policy initiatives highlighted in signing a historic agreement with Sudan and Ethiopia over Nile disputes, in addition to hosting…

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Boko Haram: Anatomy of a Crisis

18th February 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Nigeria is Africa’s most populated country and is considered one of the most rapidly growing economies in the continent. However, underlying geographic, ethnic, economic and…

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From Minsk to Debaltseve: Ukraine’s rocky road to peace

17th February 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Following 17 hours of intense negotiations, early on Thursday 12th February the leaders of the ‘Normandy 4’ (Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany), agreed on a…

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Nigeria’s Judgement Day: 2015 Presidential Elections

31st January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

On 25th January 2015, Boko Haram fighters attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri in Borno state with dozens reported dead. The fall of…

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