AFRICA

Rising Star of the 21st Century: Africa

The idea that the 21st century would be “the century of Africa” ​​was introduced in early 2000 by Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa at the time. This perception will be perceived more clearly if one looks at the demographic beauties of Africa, its...

What does the Recent Suicide Bomb Attack in Borno State of Northern Nigeria Imply?

The suicide bomb attack in the Borno State of Northern Nigeria on June 17, 2018 further exacerbates the tension between the government and the minority Shiite group in the country. Furthermore, the attack that took the life of 32 people, while 84 others wounded...

Can Ethiopia’s Peace Offer Calm the Deadly Tensions of the Horn of Africa Neighbors?

Addis Ababa’s recent call to Asmara to address the long-survived border conflict through negotiation is a remarkable move to enhance stability in the exceptionally unstable regions of the Horn of Africa. According to observers, the peace offer is part of Ethiopia’s current policy reforms to revive friendly relations...

Is It Time for National Dialogue or Elections in South Sudan?

Widespread conflict and insecurity continue in South Sudan amid various peace proposals, foreign and domestic political interactions between different actors. The current phase of the nearly four-year-old crisis focuses on sustaining the national dialogue among warring parties. However conducting general elections in 2018 is...

Turkey’s Military Base in Somalia: Goals and Probable Risks

History showcases that Turkey had an essential role in guarding the Horn of Africa against external enemies. For example, during the Ottoman period, when the Portuguese sought to invade the area and disturb its inhabitants; the Ottoman Sultan rushed to protect the region by...

What’s Next for Somalia?

The war-torn country still struggles to achieve stability within its borders. Somalia has faced numerous problems that require national unity and international support for a solution. Terrorist attacks from al-Shabab and the ISIS, drought and famine crises and maritime piracy are vital issues need...

The United States Credibility and Sudan

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, US foreign policy has transformed completely. According to Steve Jones, the most noticeable change is its focus on preventive action. In other words, since 2001, the American foreign policy is mainly centred around terrorism. The Bush administration declared war...

African Migration: A Death Warrant for Europe?

The migrant flow into Europe from Turkey has dramatically plunged thanks to a March 2016 accord between EU and Ankara to halt the refugee influx of 3.3 million(m) waiting in Turkey to cross into Europe. However, the pressure on Europe is enduring as up...

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