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Sub-Saharan Africa

Transformation Euphoria in the Horn of Africa

Transformation Euphoria in the Horn of Africa

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Ethiopia Between Risk and Reform

Ethiopia Between Risk and Reform

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On South Africa

On South Africa

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On Zuma, Ramaphosa, and the State of South African Politics

On Zuma, Ramaphosa, and the State of South African Politics

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5 Africa stories to watch in 2018

5 Africa stories to watch in 2018

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On the Ground (Indirectly) in Harare

On the Ground (Indirectly) in Harare

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Crisis in Zimbabwe: Is Mugabe Finally Out?

Crisis in Zimbabwe: Is Mugabe Finally Out?

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Straight Talk On Somalia Insecurity

Straight Talk On Somalia Insecurity

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Farmajo Follows Footsteps of Failure

Farmajo Follows Footsteps of Failure

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Blackened Waters of Somalia

Blackened Waters of Somalia

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Trump Administration Looks to Weaken Rules on Conflict Minerals

Trump Administration Looks to Weaken Rules on Conflict Minerals

The Trump administration has ordered a review of Dodd-Frank banking regulations with view to scale back its scope. This would include dismantling rules that require companies using ‘conflict minerals’ to disclose their sourcing and monitor supply chains.

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Circling The Square In Somalia

Circling The Square In Somalia

Somalia is headed in the right direction. But "right direction" doesn’t mean a path free of pitfalls and clear of landmines.

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Governing in Silence as Nigeria’s President Falls Sick

Governing in Silence as Nigeria’s President Falls Sick

Nigeria’s president, Muhamaddu Buhari, headed to the UK for his “annual leave” on January 19. It’s approaching seven weeks, and Buhari is still on leave.

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Ethical Cobalt Extraction & Trump’s Possible Rules Repeal

Ethical Cobalt Extraction & Trump’s Possible Rules Repeal

Over 60% of the global cobalt supply comes from the DRC where a legacy of civil war, the persistence of basic forms of mining, and a weak state make ethical and transparent sourcing hugely challenging.

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Gambia Offers Hope for African Democracy

Gambia Offers Hope for African Democracy

Gambians ousted Yahya Jammeh after 23 years of authoritarian rule. Many are hoping this is a signal that the days of other long-ruling African dictators could be numbered.

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