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Libya nurtures a fragile peace

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Libya
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ISS
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The ceasefire has held since October, but will it hold until elections on 24 December? Hopes for an end to the decade-long post-Muammar Gaddafi conflict are higher now than they have been for a long...

Migration: a critical climate change resilience strategy

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World
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ISS
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This policy brief argues that African regions vulnerable to climate change should prepare for out-migration, while more resilient cities must plan for in-migration. Movement is a critical resilience...

CAR elections expose the depth of the country’s crisis

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CAR
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ISS
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Is more robust engagement needed to neutralise armed groups unwilling to give peace a chance? On 27 December 2020, citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) were called to elect their president...

Elections and instability as Africa enters 2021

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South Sudan
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ISS
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With ten presidential elections and persistent governance problems, the continent faces another trying year. No fewer than 10 presidential elections are planned for 2021 – in Benin, Cape Verde, Chad,...

The reality of the AU’s response to crises

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World
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ISS
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National sovereignty and subsidiarity limit the African Union’s intervention in the continent’s conflicts. BY SHEWIT WOLDEMICHAEL The African Union Peace and Security Council’s (PSC) response to...

Regional conflicts add to Somalia’s security concerns

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Somalia
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ISS
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Diplomatic and security challenges in the Horn of Africa threaten AMISOM’s capability in Somalia. Kenya and Ethiopia have been key allies in Somalia’s peace and security matters for over a decade,...

Time to consider talks with Boko Haram?

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Nigeria
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ISS
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The recent Katsina abductions in Nigeria are a reminder that solutions need to go beyond military campaigns. By Maram Mahdi Military interventions have failed to end a violent insurgency and...

Time to tackle violence against women in Mali

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Mali
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ISS
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The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some men rallied in Bamako to protest against the...

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