Posted in General Politics South Africa

#Trump #Africa strategy should have cast #China as a regional partner, not a global adversary

John J Stremlau, University of the Witwatersrand US President Donald Trump has finally approved a “New Africa Strategy”. His national security adviser, John Bolton, described…

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Posted in General Politics Research

Human rights 70 years on: important victories as well as major misses

Henning Melber, University of Pretoria #Humanrights #AmnestyInternational According to Amnesty International, human rights continue to deteriorate. CIVICUS – an umbrella body for a global alliance…

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Posted in Environment General Politics Research

#Madagascar : fear and violence making rain forest conservation more challenging than ever

Ranomafana National Park. LouieLea/Shutterstock Julia P G Jones, Bangor University People are too afraid to return to the village so they are sleeping in the forest…

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Posted in Economy General Politics Research

How #Nigeria can attract and keep the right kind of foreign direct #investment

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the US-Africa Business Forum in New York in 2016. EPA/Drew Angerer Tolu Olarewaju, Staffordshire University Two of the largest banking…

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Posted in Economy General Interviews Politics

Sanctions are being lifted against Eritrea. Here’s why

Rapprochement between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has changed the dynamics in the region. EPA-EFE/STRINGER Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study…

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