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Insights Middle East/North Africa

Sudan in state of emergency

Sudan is facing social unrest over the rule of President Bashir. This will cause socio-economic and political uncertainty over short to medium term.

Asia Pacific Middle East/North Africa

China serves as a stabilizing force in South Sudan’s fragile peace

On Wednesday, the “final final” peace deal was ostensibly struck– a handshake between South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kirr– signifying a truce in the 5-year civil war that has devastated the young nation.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s southern ambitions

While the world is focusing on Turkey’s actions in Syria, President Erdogan’s recent visit to Africa signals Turkey’s intentions to expand its impact on a much larger scale around the Red Sea.

Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Ethiopia’s economic growth offers opportunities and challenges

Ethiopia is booming, with manufacturing, energy and infrastructure leading the way. But the weak private sector and cracks in the federalist political model pose risks to further growth and investment.

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.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is this the stage for Africa’s next war?

The authoritarian nature of Egypt and Sudan heightens the risk for brinkmanship and increases the possibility of a border clash over the Halayeb region.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

East Africa’s pipeline politics in 2016

East Africa’s LAPSSET project remains at the volatile nexus of political and commercial dynamics with its short to medium term success increasingly unlikely. East Africa’s aspirations for economic integration were

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Crackdown on protests in Africa threatens investment

Civil unrest, its suppression, and the technology that fuels it all may affect investment in Africa. As documented in a new book called Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change, Africa

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Egypt’s urgent water problem

The topic on the forefront of discussions in Egypt has focused on the expansion of the Suez Canal and its possible economic benefits. But little attention has been devoted to

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi coup shows Africa’s democratic challenges

After a failed coup in Burundi by Major General Godefroid Niyombare, President Nkurunziza returned to the country and secured his power. The crisis should be seen as just one of