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Africa Security

Mozambique’s Insurgency & Prospects for Regional Insecurity

The discovery of large mineral and liquid natural gas deposits in Mozambique in 2010 boded well for Mozambique’s future, but conflict between Islamist militants and the central government over these resources has resulted in many fatalities and mass displacement.  The President of Mozambique downplays the seriousness of the situation, but neighboring African states and African regional bodies fear that the conflict will spread beyond Mozambique’s borders.

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

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zimbabwe Remains Calm Despite Election Fraud Allegations

The 31 July presidential election in Zimbabwe pitted Robert Mugabe, the African country’s president for 33 years, against his long-time political rival Morgan Tsvangirai in a contest that, according to