July 20, 2024
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Why the Coup in Niger Should Come As No Surprise

by Scott Morgan The events in Niamey that occurred on July 26th caught some analysts by surprise but if one looks at the situation in the Sahel as a whole one should not have been.   On that date Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum was seized by members of the Presidential Guard led by General Omar […]

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Why the Attacks on Al Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya Are on the Rise

by Scott Morgan The weekend of July 8th was an eventful one in Somalia. The country still remains unstable and Al-Shabaab could once again be taking the initiative not only in the use of social media but also on the battlefield.   The announcement was made by the militants on July 6th, 2023 that six […]

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Desperate Moroccan Opposition Draws Legitimacy From “Awards Ceremony” aka a House Party in Queens

by Irina Tsukerman Within the last few weeks, the US has praised Morocco twice, underscoring the importance of the relationship with the first country to recognize American independence, but also Morocco’s growing international role. The first recognition came in light of Morocco’s peacekeeping exercises with Washington praising King Mohammed VI for “being a crucial voice” […]

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Is the Maghreb Facing the Return of the Islamist Specter?

by Mustapha Tossa Are we witnessing the return of the Islamist specter in the Maghreb countries? The question arises, considering that two countries in the Maghreb region, Tunisia and Algeria, have felt these fears and showed a noticeable anxiety among its ruling elites. Radical and violent Islamism seems to have a good backbone to justify […]

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Who – and What – Is Behind the Deadly Clashes in Sudan?

by Scott Morgan   April 15th, 2023 was the date of an event that was shocking but sadly not surprising. Gunfire erupted between two factions of the Sudanese Military. They are the Army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF. So how did we get here?   We have to go back to April 2019 to […]

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Nigerian universities on strike for one of every five years since inception of democracy in 1999

By Charles Nwoke, Abakaliki, Nigeria Having spent five years in the university, including an extra year, Saidu Rabi, (not real name) had hoped this year would be her last.When news broke in March that university lecturers had commenced an indefinite strike, the student of Bayero University, Kano, knew she was in for a longer stay […]

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Morocco: The African Champion

By Professor Amine Laghidi With the beginning of this new year 2022 the Kingdom of Morocco confirms its position as the African Champion and a true engaged locomotive for peace and economic development in Africa and the world. After a perfect score management of the pandemic since the very 1st days of the start of […]

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A Weaker Africa is one of Algeria’ Larger Aims

The Malian Crisis: Algeria’ Destabilising Interference By Abdelkader Filali. Ph.D. Ottawa University The military regime in Algeria, cannot and will never be a peace broker, but a conflict maker. The whole literature, which studied military regimes in various geographies notes that by its nature, a military regime does not have the authenticity and the credibility […]

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Nigeria bloody attack: Death toll rises to 200, thousands displaced

Charles Nwoke, Gusau, Nigeria Nigerian Government on Sunday, said unidentified gunmen killed no fewer than 200 persons and displaced thousands more in multiple ambushes in the North-West over the last week. Officials facing this terrible challenge, have been battling to restore orderliness and peace in the region. Fulani herdsmen and local farmers in the Africa’s […]

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