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ISS vs Al-Shabaab: Inter-jihadi Conflict in Somalia

... al-Qaeda affiliated group seeks to establish a fundamentalist Islamic state in Somalia and controls much of the country's southern and central rural areas. Al-Shabaab operates in Somalia, carrying out terror attacks mostly against government forces and the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). Supposedly, Kenya is targeted by the group in revenge for its involvement in the Somali conflict. Richard Barrett What is the current state of Al-Shabaab? How is an inter-jihadi conflict between the group and ...


“Seven Capital Vices” of China in Africa: How Capital Are They Really?

The Chinese role in the continent – like any Chinese step beyond its borders – is subject to a scrutiny by foreign politicians and experts The recent tenth BRICS Summit in Johannesburg and the forthcoming China-Africa Cooperation Summit in Beijing bring the Chinese-African relations to the center of political and academic discussions. The Chinese advance in Africa since the turn of the century have been spectacular: from a relatively low key player, Beijing ...


Turkey's Venture into Africa

Turkish policy in Africa is a good example of how to develop sound interstate cooperation with the countries of the continent from scratch within a short period of time One can hardly fail to notice Ankara’s opening policy to Africa, despite its relative novelty, primarily ...


Global Water Situation – Paradox

Global Water Situation One of the Millennium Development Goals drawn up by the WHO (World health Organization) is to halve the percentage of people without access to drinkable water. Since the end of 2011, 89% of the world population uses safe source of drinkable water, while 55% has water directly into their home. Despite this important result: The lack of safe water sources causes tens of thousands of deaths every day, especially children. 768 million people (source: UNICEF) are still without access...


Keeping Peace in Africa in the 21st Century

In the past 25 years, Africa has made great strides towards development and peace, but conflict is still present in many places on the continent REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Dmitry Borisov: A Difficult Peace: The UN and the Challenges of Modern Peacekeeping To avoid relapse into ...


Whither the International Criminal Court?

Recent events surrounding the International Criminal Court are indicative of broader issues and trends, including the acrimonious relationship between the ICC and Africa, as well as between the institution and the international community at large. Heavily criticized by many and praised by few, the ICC finds itself at a turning point. Will it reinvent itself or fade away? For the Hague-based International Criminal ...


French-American Cooperation in Africa: Managing Insecurity?

... IFRI report, February 2016 A commentary on “L’endiguement renforcé: les politiques de sécurité de la France et des États-Unis en Afrique” IFRI report , February 2016. One of the most recent trends in African affairs has been the growing security cooperation between France and the United States, termed by IFRI as “ reinforced containment ”. A logical response to the many security challenges on the continent, the French-US approach may be ...


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