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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to bloc: why ECOWAS cannot sign the EU’s EPA

Another European EPA hits a wall in Africa as Nigeria – the continent’s largest economy – continues to reject a West African deal.

International Sub-Saharan Africa

A fresh start for Guinea-Bissau?

Notorious for its chronic instability, Guinea-Bissau didn’t have the best reputation in the past. However, in 2014, Guinea-Bissau had peaceful and credible elections and the country went back to constitutional

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

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Will TFTA bring free trade from Cape to Cairo?

A new merger of three existing African Free Trade Areas is creating the continent’s largest economic bloc. The tariff reductions and economic harmonization it should bring are welcome news. But

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

West African Piracy Is On the Rise

The word “piracy” has in recent years evoked two images in the average Westerner’s mind: that of Johnny Depp as a swashbuckling Caribbean rogue in the Disney franchise, and the