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The Security Briefing: Peace prospects for the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic’s security situation has been deteriorating since 2013. Will an increased United Nations presence and a new election be able to reconcile the deeply divided country?

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

The Gulf crisis echoes in Africa

The Qatari Emir’s visit to West Africa underlines the continued strategic importance of Africa in the ongoing Gulf crisis.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Civil unrest awaits Chad as Idriss Déby likely to remain unchallenged

Chad will hold parliamentary elections in 2018, three years after the end of the initial parliamentary term, with Idriss Déby set to remain in power.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

5 Africa stories to watch in 2018

From widely known, to worrying to weird, here are five developing stories to watch in Africa as we kick off 2018.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: An unrecognized democracy emerges in Somaliland

Somaliland’s role in the region is changing as key players in the Gulf are waking up to its strategic location.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

The challenges to reform in post-coup Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe’s grip on Zimbabwe may finally have been released, following the takeover by the military. But the country’s problems are far from over.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

What the terrorist attack in Mogadishu tells us about the resurgence of Al-Shabaab

The latest Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu was among the deadliest the group conducted in the country and it signalled the weakness of the Somali government.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Why savvy investors should take a look at Côte d’Ivoire

Despite its recent history, Côte d’Ivoire is certainly emerging as a powerful economic player in West Africa and is worth paying attention to.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola post-Dos Santos: An interview with Edward Semple

GRI interviews Edward Semple to understand the evolution of the political and economic situation in Angola.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Mantras but little substance: The future of the ANC

South Africa’s national policy conference closed with an ANC that has never been as divided as it is now in its 105-year old history.