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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa withdraws from ICC: what next for human rights and Africa?

The decision made by South Africa to leave the ICC has been criticized by many, and holds a series of serious geopolitical implications.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

The ICC and the Kenya 2017 elections

The ICC’s termination of the case against Deputy President William Ruto alters the risk of violence in Kenya’s 2017 elections and enhances the Jubilee Coalition’s prospects of maintaining power. In

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Lake Turkana: A land of opportunity?

Lake Turkana region in north-west Kenya is attracting significant foreign investment. However, political and security dynamics are sensitive, fragile and complex. Turkana County, an underdeveloped, remote and impoverished part of

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Southeast Asia: The new piracy capital

Southeast Asia has recently regained the reputation as the world’s worst region for piracy. With one third of world shipping going through the regions’ waters, the costs to trade and

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola working to counter piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

With acts of piracy and armed robbery becoming more prevalent in the Gulf of Guinea, Angola recently announced it will host an international conference on maritime security later this year. In

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Is Sudan the next Arab Spring hot spot?

With its neighbors roiled in the messy aftermath of the Arab Spring, some have expressed hope that Sudan will be the next chip to fall to popular revolution. The most