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The USA in Africa. Boots on the ground.

The presence of American soldiers on the field is still strategic. General Michael Langley, the new commander of Africom, has the task of forging military pacts with many African countries and of facing new threats: from jihadist hotbeds to the expansion of Beijing and Moscow’s spheres of influence. Michael Langley is the new general at…

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Postcard from Ghana. The Culture of Sewing.

Sewing and fabrics speak of Ghana, not only for the millions of dollars that the sector generates every year but also for how deeply this tradition is rooted in every corner of the country. Cities like Kpando, where workshops invade the streets, are proof of this. In Kpando, a town of about 28,000 inhabitants located…

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Lesotho. The Troubled Waters.

The wealth generated by the abundance of water has not prevented the increasingly vulnerable country from suffering for decades from land degradation. The government, civil society, and rural communities, with the technical and financial support of the international community, is trying to tackle the problem. Lesotho is known as the Kingdom of Heaven. Two thirds…

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The DRC vows to become a world leader in car batteries but challenges remain.

The country has the ambition to become the world leader in batteries for electric cars. But despite its huge mining assets, important challenges must be addressed. Besides its copper and gold mines, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is endowed with the minerals of the energy transition. During his visit to President Felix Tshisekedi…

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Africa Political Forecast 2023.

Elections in the most populated country of the continent, Nigeria, and the expansion of jihadism are some of the main challenges expected this year. Many elections are scheduled this year in Africa but several are likely to be postponed. In West Africa, parliamentary elections scheduled for 8 January 2023 in Benin should be more open…

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UN. 2023. The International Year of Millet.

The cultivation and consumption of millet is a response to the challenges posed by population growth, food insecurity and climate change. A unique opportunity. Among the first plants to be domesticated, millet is considered a cereal with a high content of nutrients. For seven thousand years, this small, round grain has been the staple food…

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Africa’s Hotspots in 2023.

The outbreak of war in Ukraine showed that a conflict could begin in any moment. The crisis had actually been going on for some time, and it simply got worse. There are in Africa different crises due to insecurity that are ongoing and could degenerate in 2023. We will examine some of these crises moving…

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Asia 2023. A Year of Uncertainty.

In 2023, Asia will be a continent of global uncertainties, regional trends and attempts at recovery. Four general elections. It will be the year of India. The first elections are scheduled in Thailand on 18 June which will design the new National Assembly, or rather the bicameral Parliament. In fact, only the 500-member House of…

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Africa. Emerging Companies, the Challenge of Urbanuch.

Today the challenges multiply in African cities while their inhabitants have access to many more services, often at the hands of innovative companies. In 2025 there will be 100 African cities with more than a million inhabitants. In 2050, 14 cities of the continent will have reached the category of a megacity, that is, they…

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South Africa. Joburg. Towards Social and Urban Renewal.

Johannesburg or Joburg, as it is called, is one of the fifty largest cities in the world. With six million inhabitants, it is estimated that in less than a decade, it will be a mega-city and will have to find solutions to the demands of services and basic resources. Known as Igoli (city of gold,…

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Good Science Made in Africa.

More than 300 African researchers have conducted research of considerable scientific and practical impact on variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “With investment in African human resources, creating the conditions for it to express its potential, the results are there and they are of great scientific depth”. Last September, the journal Science published an article –…

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Transnistria. In the Shadow of the Kremlin.

It is not recognized by any state, but, to all intents and purposes, it is independent: from the border to Tiraspol, between checkpoints and the still visible signs of the 1992 war. A journey to a country that does not exist, officially. A prefabricated container interrupts the two-lane road connecting Chisinau to Tiraspol. The cars…

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news archive – summaries

Do the current protests against the hijab in Iran threaten…

Protests in Iran continue but, despite the brutal repression by the state, the determination of young…

01 Nov 2022

Nigeria.Oil theft is sinking Africa’s first economy.

Whereas other oil producers are boasting from substantial revenues as a result of high crude prices…

01 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup/Africa. Dreaming Qatar.

Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, and Senegal will represent Africa in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World…

01 Nov 2022

Kenya Elections 2022: What's Next?

Can William Ruto, the new Kenya president, provide the change that Kenyans are demanding? The General…

01 Nov 2022

Africa. The Gas Routes .

Out of 55 African countries, only 18 produce gas, although 87 per cent of African production…

01 Oct 2022

Africa. The World of the Albinos.

Fierce superstitions marginalize those who have inherited the lack of melanin and sometimes endanger their lives.…

01 Oct 2022

African Union. Twenty Years Later.

The supranational institution has worked to prevent conflicts but has not achieved the expected results. The…

01 Oct 2022

DR Congo. Oil exploration in protected areas causes outcry from…

By early 2023, controversial oil exploration will start in protected areas and world strategic ecosystems in…

01 Oct 2022

Frontier’s Story. In the Shade of the Mango Trees.

For thirty years, Yeyo wandered from plantation to plantation in southern Mexico. Undocumented, humiliated, and oppressed,…

01 Sep 2022

Africa. Under the Threat of Hackers.

Cybercrime is spreading more and more on the continent, causing damage to businesses and people. The…

01 Sep 2022

Tea. From the Leaf to the Cup.

Second only to water, tea is the drink most consumed in the world. Served hot or…

01 Sep 2022

Africa. Chocolate Can Be Sustainable.

Deforestation, exploitation of labour, including minors and the use of pesticides. All too often chocolate has…

01 Sep 2022

DRC/Rwanda. The East African Community destabilized by the rebel upsurge…

A rebel upsurge in Eastern Congo has led to a spectacular rise of tensions between the…

01 Aug 2022

Africa. World Press Freedom Index. Digital authoritarianism.

Censorship, information regulation, isolation from the outside world. These are the new ways in which digital…

01 Aug 2022

Africa.Conquering Space.

Adopt a common political space strategy. Develop a constellation of satellites ‘made in Africa’ capable of…

01 Aug 2022

Ukraine war and climate change help Namibia to sell its…

The country’s solar and wind huge potential coinciding with Europe’s need to diversify its energy mix…

01 Aug 2022

U.S. Bill brings back cold war to Africa.

A new American bill is bringing back the cold war in Africa by summoning African states…

01 Jul 2022

Guatemala. Tana’s Sandals.

She never once bought an ice cream. She never had a day off. She has always…

01 Jul 2022

Africa. African Art. Recovering Its Own Story.

At least 90% of African cultural heritage is currently outside the continent, mainly in European museums.…

01 Jul 2022

Africa. “Our social commitment”.

Three young African women from different backgrounds recount the story of their social commitment as they…

01 Jul 2022

Can Africa offer an alternative for Russian oil and gas…

The EU’s plan of an oil embargo on Russia and to reduce its gas imports from…

01 Jun 2022

Mauritania. The mysterious and solitary Nemadi.

A small people of Mauritania compelled to change their lifestyle to survive. They once lived in the…

01 Jun 2022

Women Rangers. Defending Mother Nature.

From Zimbabwe to South Africa and Kenya, Women Rangers are fiercely defending wildlife against poachers. In their…

01 Jun 2022

UK-Rwanda. “Offshoring migrants”: a controversial deal.

The UK and Rwanda have signed an unprecedented deal to transfer asylum seekers to the tiny…

01 Jun 2022

South Africa. The Energy Transition has to wait.

Beyond the government's policy statements, the country will not start turning its back on fossil fuels…

01 May 2022

Namibia. Namib, the Living Desert.

The oldest desert in the world: a sea of sand caressed by ubiquitous fog. It seems…

01 May 2022

Sierra Leone. Improving the Quality of Life.

Making the most populous city in the country an example of urban planning and environmental balance.…

01 May 2022

"Islam Needs Illuminism".

Islam must rediscover the tools of reason and the tolerance of origins. Thus, reopening the minds…

01 May 2022

Chad. A Mortgaged Country.

The interests of multinationals often coincide with those of the leaders of some countries. Chad and…

01 Apr 2022

Mexico. Towards a New Phase of Militarization.

Three years after the establishment of the Guardia Nacional, created for the ‘prevention and fight against…

01 Apr 2022

Africa-Europe. The EU offers an alternative to China’s Belt and…

Confronted with China’s growing influence in Africa, at the last AU-EU summit, the Europeans have come…

01 Apr 2022

China and the Great Game in the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

The Indo-Pacific quadrant is now characterised by a significant military build-up in constant growth. The protagonists are…

01 Apr 2022

Africa on the Web.

It is the new frontier of the Google and Facebook Web colossi that will invest billions…

01 Mar 2022

Electronic Refuse Flooding East Africa.

For years now, tens of thousands of tons of electric and electronic material have been poured…

01 Mar 2022

Sahel. A war increasingly difficult to win.

France and the EU announced the withdrawal of their troops from Mali. The jihadists may reap…

01 Mar 2022

Europe. Drug-trafficking Ports.

The ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have become the main entry hubs for cocaine in Europe…

01 Mar 2022

Gulf of Guinea: the new hotspot of the US-China rivalry.

In the context of the US military presence in Taiwan and US Navy incursions in the…

01 Feb 2022

Latin America 2022. The Coming Back of the Left.

After the victory of the left in Honduras and Chile, now attention is centred on Colombia…

01 Feb 2022

Iraq. The Madans live on the water. At risk.

In the Mesopotamian swamps, people live in symbiosis with five-thousand-year-old waters. This treasure of biodiversity is…

01 Feb 2022

Zimbabwe. Business Creates Agreement.

After the expropriations of the lands of the white ranchers during the Mugabe era, the aristocratic…

01 Feb 2022

Burundi. When Rare Earths come before Human Rights.

On the last 19 November, President Joe Biden created shock and indignation among human rights activists…

01 Jan 2022

Zambia. Dignity and Survival.

The slums surrounding the centre of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, can be classified by their…

01 Jan 2022

Africa. Hotspots 2022.

This year there will be different hotspots in Africa. But two of them will have a…

01 Jan 2022

Africa forecast 2022.

The return to the constitutional order in three countries hit by military coups, the downsizing of…

01 Jan 2022

Africa. The boom of e-commerce.

As use of the Internet grows, so does the number of consumers who shop online. A surprising fact: the…

01 Dec 2021

New Technologies and Geopolitical Balances.

The changes taking place in the sectors of new technologies related to 5G, internet, automation, robotisation,…

01 Dec 2021

The Expansion of Cryptocurrency in Africa.

The African crypto-economy has grown over 1200% over the last two years. Moreover, five countries in…

01 Dec 2021

Africa. Forward to 2027, the new single currency.

The pandemic and the doubts of some countries have postponed the adoption of the Eco, the…

01 Dec 2021

The EU and the Fight against Climate Change.

The fight against climate change is now on the agendas of all major global political players.…

01 Nov 2021

Lebanon. A failed state.

More than one year has already passed since a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at…

01 Nov 2021

Nigeria. Half a century after the war, secessionist tensions again…

Over 50 years after the Biafra secession war, situation has become extremely tense in South-Eastern Nigeria. Repression…

01 Nov 2021

Climate migrants. The great exodus.

The great climate migration has already begun. The number of people fleeing their birth country is…

01 Nov 2021

Nigeria. Dashed hopes.

A year after the youth protests that shook the most populated country of Africa. The justice…

01 Oct 2021

The Talibans’ victory is boosting the jihadists’ morale in Africa.

The defeat of the US and their allies in Afghanistan is having consequences in Africa. It…

01 Oct 2021

Africa. Islamic finance. Followed only by a few.

Even though a significant increase in the numbers of those following Islam is expected, there are…

01 Oct 2021

Afghanistan-Sahel: similarities and radical differences.

Two scenarios seem analogous. But if both are characterized by long years of involvement of foreign…

01 Oct 2021

Colombia. Distant peace.

Despite the peace accord signed in Havana, Colombia is still caught in the crossfire between FARC…

01 Sep 2021

Graphite at the centre of new political equilibrium.

Besides lithium, another mineral occupies a central role for its use in high technology. China controls…

01 Sep 2021

DR Congo. The President’s pastors.

The closest advisers of Tshisekedi are three Pentecostal pastors whom he trusts to increase consensus in…

01 Sep 2021

Brazil. Rio de Janeiro clutching at straws.

The pandemic is raging with fury in Rio de Janeiro, aggravating the ancestral problems of a…

01 Sep 2021

The Canaries route among the most dangerous in the world.…

In the Wolof language ‘Barcelona or Death!’, as the route through the Canaries is often called…

01 Aug 2021

The new narcotics routes in Africa.

Heroin trafficking in Africa is growing in intensity due to the development of the ‘southern route’…

01 Aug 2021

Nigeria. Avocado, the black pear.

Some African countries are on their way to becoming the main avocado exporters of the future…

01 Aug 2021

Kenya. Nairobi’s thirst for a future.

Short of water and housing, with spreading criminality and a pandemic that seems difficult to bring…

01 Aug 2021

France. The Coming Anomy.

In April and May 2021, two groups of French officers (both retired and serving) from different…

01 Jul 2021

DR Congo. Towards a permanent state of siege in Eastern…

As the security continues to deteriorate in Eastern Congo, President Tshisekedi declared a “State of Siege”…

01 Jul 2021

Mali “A coup within a coup” in an increasingly fragile…

The 24 May coup against an attempt to reduce the influence of the military has increasee…

01 Jul 2021

Avoiding the Suez Canal.

A single ship lodged in the Suez Canal halted maritime commerce and caused a rise in…

01 Jul 2021

Chad : Déby’s death opens a pandora box for the…

President Déby’s sudden death has left a huge vacuum. The stability of the country and beyond…

01 Jun 2021

Ghana. The ghetto of the ‘witches’.

In the north of the country, at Tamale, there are places where people who are victims…

01 Jun 2021

Africa Sahel. Nature as a hostage.

The nature parks of W-Arly-Pendjari, straddling the borders of Niger, Burkina Faso and Benin, have become…

01 Jun 2021

Senegal. Casamance. A ‘Low intensity conflict’.

Forty years have passed since the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MDFC) began its fight…

01 Jun 2021

Ghana. Living and dying in Agbogbloshie.

Agbogbloshie, in Accra, the capital of Ghana, is one of the largest waste dumps for electronic…

01 May 2021

Cyril Ramaphosa and the struggle for reform in South Africa.

Respected by public opinion and the international community, Ramaphosa has to fight against the various factions…

01 May 2021

Cote d’Ivoire. Old and new challenges.

Former President Laurent Gbagbo has received the green light to take back his role on the…

01 May 2021

Somalia. Tensions rise with Kenya over offshore oil-rich areas.

The weakness of Somalia’s state has incited neighbours to make steps to tap its maritime resources…

01 May 2021

Ethiopia. Eritrea’s involvement in Tigray exacerbates tensions with the West.

The Tigray conflict has dampened the enthusiasm raised by the Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Prize…

01 Apr 2021

Dubai. The crossroads of African gold.

An interwoven series of criminal gangs, terrorist groups, traffickers of all sorts, networks of illegal commerce,…

01 Apr 2021

China. The Dragon over Antarctica.

Antarctica enjoys an apparent calm, beyond the logic of power that involves the rest of the…

01 Apr 2021

Nigeria. Islands in an archipelago.

John Campbell, a Senior fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently…

01 Apr 2021

DR. Congo. Kabila’s puppet cuts its strings.

In a spectacular turnaround, the former President Kabila who was still in control of the institutions…

01 Mar 2021

The Gulf of Guinea: The Sea of pirates.

Maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is a threat not only to the welfare of…

01 Mar 2021

Somaliland. Incense. Sweet-smelling fragrance from Heaven.

The glowing coals give off a wonderful aroma: the smell of the incense fills churches, temples…

01 Mar 2021

Israel. From the Semien Mountains to Mount Sion.

The difficult journey of the Ethiopians of Jewish origin towards complete integration. Unifying music may help…

01 Mar 2021

The Israeli strategy in Africa.

In recent years, Tel Aviv has expanded and increased diplomatic relations with a growing number of…

01 Feb 2021

Africa. How Big Brother is watching Africans.

Like other continents, Africa is experimenting a spectacular spread of surveillance technology, mostly without adequate checks…

01 Feb 2021

Central African Republic. Insecurity worsening.

The country is passing through a phase of instability, and the situation is gradually worsening. The…

01 Feb 2021

Nicaragua. Electoral fraud is announced.

Those opposed to the regime of President Daniel Ortega have reported electoral fraud in view of…

01 Feb 2021

Africa’s hotspots in 2021.

This year many African countries will go through a phase of instability and conflict. Some of…

01 Jan 2021

North Africa. Revolutions on stand-by.

Ten years after the popular uprisings in North Africa, what has changed? What remains of the…

01 Jan 2021

Arms industry sales rise.

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled $361 billion in…

01 Jan 2021

East Africa. Lake Victoria, a threatened wonder.

Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater surface and a touristic marvel for its fauna, its landscapes and…

01 Jan 2021

India. The Hair Business.

The trade in human hair in the wig-makers’ salons is becoming a business worth millions of…

01 Dec 2020

Murchison Falls. A tour through the largest national park in…

Welcome to the Murchison Falls National Park named after its famous waterfall. George Atube, the ranger…

01 Dec 2020

Namibia. The Okavango Delta threatened by fracking.

A junior Canadian company will start drilling oil in the next coming weeks in an area…

01 Dec 2020

Africa. Cannabis, An Affair Of State.

Large-scale cultivations are now a reality in a growing number of countries in the continent, driven…

01 Dec 2020

Nicaragua. Street Children’s Circus.

They are at the traffic lights, juggling their torches and coloured balls and performing acrobatics. The…

01 Nov 2020

Niger. Elections on the frontier of jihad.

The country is at the crossroads. Presidential and parliament elections are scheduled for the next 27…

01 Nov 2020

Ghana. Togoland and the future of the nation.

In September, separatist attacks took place in the Volta Region of Ghana. These events represented an…

01 Nov 2020

Islamic Finance. Not Just for the Islamic World Anymore.

To build an alternative financial model. To employ profit-loss risk-sharing arrangements. To invest in solid assets.…

01 Nov 2020

Burkina Faso: Shadows and dangers.

The country is in turmoil. Jihadist violence risks tearing it apart. In November 2020 the country…

01 Oct 2020

Chokepoints: the vulnerable doors of the Middle East.

Chokepoints are of huge geostrategic importance to the Middle East, where there are three of the…

01 Oct 2020

Africa. Unsafe roads.

The continent has the highest percentage in the world of deaths in road accidents which kill…

01 Oct 2020

Cameroon. Football versus alcohol.

A soccer championship is useful in order to keep hundreds of young people of the Baka…

01 Oct 2020

Cote d’Ivoire. A clash of dinosaurs dominates the presidential election…

After the crisis that followed the presidential election of 2010, the country is facing another duel…

01 Sep 2020

The Philippines. The Land of Natural Disasters.

Located in the rim around the Pacific Ocean dubbed “The Ring of Fire,” the Philippines is…

01 Sep 2020

Mali. A country in turmoil.

On 18th August 2020, a group of military officers took power in Mali, arrested President Ibrahim…

01 Sep 2020

Suez. Present Uncertainty and Future Strategy.

The Suez Canal has always been strategically important for Egypt and the whole area. Before the…

01 Sep 2020

African Independence. For a new Pan-Africanism.

Almost all the African constitutions declare their adhesion to Pan Africanism in their preambles and many…

01 Aug 2020

Somalia. Glimmers of hope.

After decades of distrust and hostility, the Somali brothers from Mogadishu, from the break-away state of…

01 Aug 2020

African Independence. Sixty years on.

Sixty years ago, seventeen African countries became independent. Enough time has gone by to take stock…

01 Aug 2020

Egypt. The Economic Power of the Military.

Cities built from nothing in the desert, vast infrastructure created, gold mines opened, arms and steel…

01 Jul 2020

Mozambique. Cabo Delgado. Under Siege.

The Jihadist movement continues its action attacking villages, destroying and burning houses, schools and places of…

01 Jul 2020

Colombia. An Uneasy Peace.

Since the ratification of the historic Peace Accord between the then President of Colombia Juan Manuel…

01 Jul 2020

Sudan. The democratic transition in peril.

The economic crisis amplified by the coronavirus pandemics, ongoing unrest in the provinces and divisions in…

01 Jul 2020

Afghanistan. A country in pieces.

The "historical accord" between the United States and the Taliban, without involving the Kabul government is…

01 Jun 2020

Will China Replace the United States in the Middle East?

It is not clear how or to what extent the COVID-19 will affect the international order.…

01 Jun 2020

Africa gets debt arrangement to cope with its first recession…

The covid 19 pandemics has caused a recession in Africa which makes the repayment of external…

01 Jun 2020

DR.Congo. A new tension area at the Zambian border.

The DRC which has faced frequently problems at its borders with several of its neighbours has…

01 May 2020

African Military spending up 17% over the last decade.

Over the last ten years, African military spending grew by 17%, rising to $41.2 billion in…

01 May 2020

Malawi. Between Health and Political Crisis.

One year after the General Election, the country still remains in a political crisis. The combination…

01 May 2020

Ethiopia. Postponed national elections over coronavirus fears.

The national elections that were scheduled for August have been postponed sine die because of the…

01 May 2020

SIPRI. World arms exports continued to increase over the last…

International arms exports increased by 5% between 2015 and 2019 compared to the previous five years,…

01 Apr 2020

Africa. Coronavirus is spreading fast: 43 countries affected.

Africa which is already hit by several epidemics is now facing the challenge of the health…

01 Apr 2020

Burundi. Heading towards troubled elections.

The presidential and parliament elections scheduled for the next 20 May are unlikely to put an…

01 Apr 2020

Turkey & Russia Chessboard Power Play.

They share too many interests to engage in direct conflict over Syria. But there are many…

01 Apr 2020

Arms Trafficking. The Sahel Connection.

The arms trade criss-crosses the Sahel region. To the north highly organised networks of traffickers operate.…

01 Mar 2020

Gambling in Africa.

It is illegal in just seven countries. In the continent it is an industry with large…

01 Mar 2020

Angola. The fall of the Dos Santos Empire.

After targeting the President’s son, the Angolan justice, it has frozen the assets of his daughter,…

01 Mar 2020

South Sudan migrants in Australia. Integration, thorns and rap.

Being a small community, they try not to lose their own cultural identity. Motivated by a…

01 Mar 2020

Zimbabwe. Street children in Harare.

Hundreds of street children roam the centre of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, living in subhuman…

01 Feb 2020

Middle East on Fire.

What are the implications of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani. U.S. Forces in Iraq at risk.…

01 Feb 2020

Africa 2020. Between Elections and Conflicts.

Existing and looming conflicts, “third-termism” and rigged elections are the main challenges. The Jihadist threat, the leaders’…

01 Jan 2020

Middle East 2020. The real 'Arab Spring’?

Syria and Iraq. The central role of the Russia in the region. The possible new nuclear…

01 Jan 2020

Asia 2020. A continent where uncertainty reigns.

Eight countries, in all, are due to go to the polls to elect presidents or just…

01 Jan 2020

Africa’s Hotspots in 2020.

This year there will be several security hotspots around the continent. We focus on six African…

01 Jan 2020

Somalia. An atmosphere of Tension and Instability.

Mogadishu and the Federal States are on a collision course regarding different issues, especially the management…

01 Dec 2019

Africa. The Sea is theirs.

Fishing rights sold off by governments to foreign companies. Illegal fishing and how it damages the…

01 Dec 2019

Africa. Environmental Degradation and Climate Change Migrants.

Environmental degradation will make the planet face up to challenges unknown until now. As a consequence…

01 Dec 2019

The Mafias.The Sea routes for drugs.

The drug-mafias have become experts in organization and logistical planning for the management of the dispatch…

01 Dec 2019

Western Sahara. The wall that nobody talks about.

The 2,720 kilometre wall, which  separates the areas occupied by Morocco and those liberated by the…

01 Nov 2019

Chad. The golden triangle of Tibesti.

In the Chadian region bordering with Libya, an area rich in gold, we find a crossroads of…

01 Nov 2019

South Africa. Causes and consequences of the xenophobic attacks.

Xenophobic attacks against immigrants are causing a lot of damage to South Africa’s image across the…

01 Nov 2019

Kashmir. An Uncertain Future.

Tension between Pakistan and India in the disputed region of Kashmir. Against the background of the…

01 Oct 2019

Middle East. Will Oil and Gas Save Lebanon?

A large oil and gas deposits off the Lebanese coast. Tensions with Israel. A massive immigration…

01 Oct 2019

Africa. The Jihadist Threat.

Jihadist groups are expanding in Africa beyond the Sahel, from the Horn to Central and Southern…

01 Oct 2019

Ethiopia. The moment of truth for reformist Abyi.

Abyi Ahmed Ali’s election in April 2018 raised considerable hopes in Ethiopia which he engaged steadfastly…

01 Oct 2019

Hong Kong. To lead the Way.

Young people are taking to the streets defending democracy. Violence and arrest by the police. Beijing…

01 Sep 2019

Radioactive waste in the Pacific Ocean.

The concrete dome on an island in the Pacific Ocean houses tons of radioactive waste. Now…

01 Sep 2019

Togo. Anti-regime music.

The MAET is the movement of singers and musicians who support the change in Togo. These…

01 Sep 2019

PMC: A tool for Russia and China in Africa.

Private Military Companies (PMC) have become an important  player in geopolitics.  These companies provide military contractors…

01 Sep 2019

DR Congo. Insecurity and bad governance contribute to the spread…

Ongoing insecurity and bad governance contribute to the expansion of the second largest Ebola epidemics in…

01 Aug 2019

Africa. Start-ups rolling out.

The continent is changing thanks to the increasingly frequent use of new technological tools. A journey…

01 Aug 2019

Nigeria. Troubles in Kano.

In the northern state of Kano in Nigeria a political war is ongoing. On one side,…

01 Aug 2019

Ethiopia. Metema, the loss of all hope.

Each day it is criss-crossed by invisible travellers who arrive after placing themselves in the hands…

01 Jul 2019

Gambia. A bridge for development.

The long-awaited bridge spanning the Gambia River will open in July. The facility, which is set…

01 Jul 2019

Africa. Millions still have no papers.

According to the World Bank, 41% of the inhabitants of the continent do not exist in…

01 Jul 2019

Iran. Poker Game

Trump’s anti-Iranian Efforts Are Backfiring, But the Threat of Another Middle East War Looms Large There are…

01 Jun 2019

Eastern Africa. Tensions between Kigali and Kampala.

Tension is escalating between Uganda and Rwanda. A crisis is developing that is affecting the entire…

01 Jun 2019

Ethiopia. A Grain of Hope.

Bonga is one of the capitals of Ethiopian coffee. At the corner of every alleyway, one…

01 Jun 2019

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Advocacy

Lost for Words.

To save biodiversity, we must save human diversity. Many Indigenous languages are 'dying out'. What is not often discussed, however, is the fact that the languages…

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Baobab

Her Great Dream.

On the heights of a remote village at the bottom of a valley lived a melancholic girl who had not known her parents, who had died…

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Youth & Mission

Iran. Young Generation: “We want to be free”.

The current Iranian Revolution is entering its fourth month, with people all over Iran protesting. Iran’s Gen Z is leading the charge as the loudest voice…

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