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Sudan: Important Successes Scored Inside the Country

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All world news agencies have already reported that in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, the leaders of the country’s armed groups and the Sudanese authorities signed a landmark peace agreement aimed at ending the decades of war that have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The country’s expert community and politicians are confident…

The White House is Wrapping Sudan around its Little Finger

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In the pre-election throes for the presidency, the White House is actively looking for a possible area of focus to showcase “its successes” to everyone, placing particular emphasis in the international arena in this regard on expanding the list of Arab and Muslim countries that are ready, under Washington’s current mediation, to establish diplomatic relations with Israel…

There is Social Unrest once Again in South Africa

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In September, in South Africa, in a clear repeat of events which took place last year, there was a new wave of demonstrations directed primarily against the massive numbers of Nigerians, political refugees, economic migrants, and expatriates from Lesotho, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe immigrating into the country. The local population believes that they…

African Boat Is Vigorously Rocked by External Forces

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The African continent, because of its tremendous reserves of mineral resources that are easily accessible and the “Dark Continent’s” strategic location, has been suffering from the impact from external forces for centuries. At first, this was expressed in the form of colonial exploitation by Western powers, and over the past few decades in the predatory policies of foreign transnational…

A Peace Treaty in Sudan at Last!

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On August 30, after 9 months of negotiations and with South Sudan playing an important role as a mediator, the Sudanese government has finally negotiated a peace treaty with the main militant group, the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) from the Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile districts. Ten groups put their initials to the document, and are ready to sign the final treaty. Two groups did not take part…

Why are US Troops Leaving Africa?

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For many centuries Africa has been of inherent interest to leading players on the international arena. It is a vast continent with a population exceeding 1 billion and natural riches, which, according to various estimates, amount to 30-40% of all global mineral reserves. The author is referring first and foremost to energy resources, rare earth elements…

Turkey’s Growing Influence in Africa

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In recent years, reports on political and economic landscape in African countries have increasingly more often mentioned Turkey. In fact, this is true not only for Libya and other African nations located on the Mediterranean coastline but also for countries in the center of this continent and south of the equator. Focusing on Africa has become a key foreign policy…

Tripoli’s Residents Protest against Fayez al-Sarraj’s GNA

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With crime on the rise on the territory controlled by the Government of National Accord (GNA), and amid growing discontent with how the GNA itself is operating, there has been a recent surge in protests against Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli. Local residents are fighting for access to basic amenities, as the GNA has failed to distribute them fairly. Outraged civilians…

What does the Future Hold for Tunisia?

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Tunisia is popular tourist destination in North Africa, a cultural melting pot, with Roman, Arab, and Western cultural influences and European progressiveness. However, Tunisia’s attractiveness as a holiday destination has not been the only reason why the country has been in the news over the past decade. Tunisia was where the wave of color…

Changing Balance of Power in Libya

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Recently, there has been an increasing number of reports on the changing balance of power in Libya not only concerning the opposing sides in the Libyan conflict but also external forces, particularly Turkey, that are a part of it. Since Turkey’s yet undiminished involvement in the war in Libya, in many ways, still remains a decisive factor in the conflict…

Conflict in Libya Intensifies

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Despite international community’s efforts to resolve the Libyan conflict via peaceful means, it is intensifying and new participants are becoming embroiled in it. On June 21, while inspecting Egyptian Armed Forces of Western Military Region stationed in the Sidi Barrani air base, located near the border with Libya, President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi told the troops to “be prepared to carry out any…

The US Strengthens its Military Foothold in Africa

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Today, Africa has become a hot topic, nearing the top of this list not only in the United States, but in many European countries as well. On the one hand, the recently heightened interest in this issue is due to the protests that have engulfed not only the United States, but also many European countries. The movement is demanding an end to racial…


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