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Egypt-Ethiopia: Difficult Negotiations

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The latest round of Egyptian-Ethiopian negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), brokered by former African Union (AU) president Cyril Ramaphosa, ended without agreement, adding another episode to the chain of failed negotiations.  Egypt accused Ethiopia of derailing the GERD negotiations and evading its obligations under…

Food Insecurity and the Prospects for Emerging Players

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With the inauguration of Joe Biden, and the coming post-Covid era being bound to create uncertain new realities, people are taking the time to assess what this future will look like, so they can take advantage of it before others do. The combination of a generally very negative environment, and change occurring within it, is leading people to wonder if the new world…

Why Would the US Stir Up Conflict in North Africa?

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The Trump administration, which left the US political Olympus, actively sought to sow contradictions in the unity of the Arab world in the Middle East, to divide these countries, to force the states that yield to the influence of Washington to lose even more identity and independence in their politics, to obey only the dictates of the American-Israeli elite…

America’s Engine of Progress Steamrolls Western Sahara

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In December of 2020, the White House announced the Israel–Morocco normalization agreement. In January USAID announced Morocco is being designated an economic hub under its Prosper Africa Initiative. According to this deal, Morocco is to get $100 million per year for five years to promote two-way trade between Morocco and the US, and to strengthen strategic…

Tunisia is Yet Again at the Forefront of a Tide of Protests

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Ten years after the beginning of the “Arab spring” that swept the Greater Middle East, Tunisia – the birthplace of that – yet again led a wave of protests caused by the same problems that remained unresolved by its “revolutionaries”, primarily concerning the socioeconomic sphere and the fight against unemployment, which particularly affects young people…

Uganda’s Choice

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On January 14, Uganda held presidential and parliamentary elections in which the main struggle was between the current head of state, who has been in power for 34 years and ran for a sixth term, Yoweri Museveni, and reggae singer Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine. Since independence in 1962, Uganda has suffered many coups, revolts, and civil wars, which have all but evaporated…

Conflict in Central Africa

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The Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic announced the results of the presidential elections in the country, which were held within the time frame set by the Constitution of the country – December 27, 2020. The current president remains the head of state. Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who, according to figures announced by the National Electoral Commission on January…

All the Votes in the CAR Presidential Election have been Successfully Tallied

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Despite provocations from the militants and those supporting them, the authorities in the Central African Republic managed to successfully hold presidential and parliamentary elections on December 27. According to a statement from the CAR National Election Authority, the incumbent president of the Central African Republic…

CAR Elections: the Key to a Peaceful Future and a Test for the Country’s Maturity

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On December 27, 2020, the Central African Republic will hold regular elections for president and deputies to the National Assembly. Among the many candidates for the presidency is the current president of the CAR, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who, according to preliminary estimates, has the greatest chance of victory and the mass support…

Moroccan Patterns in US Policy

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Recently, outgoing US President triumphantly announced the news that Morocco and Israel agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. Incidentally, the deal is the fourth agreement to be signed between the Jewish nation-state and a predominantly Arab country in the past several months, before the current US leader’s term comes to an end in January.   A little while earlier…

Where Will the Crisis in Ethiopia Lead?

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In Africa, more and more conflicts are moving from previously “sluggish” stages to “hot.” This trend is confirmed by the recent events in Mozambique along with development of Morocco’s situation with the integration of Western Sahara recognized by several states of the world as the territory occupied by Moroccans, the recent attempt of a military coup in Mali…

Radical Islamists are Terrorizing Mozambique

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After attempts made by the terrorist group DAESH (banned in the Russian Federation – Ed.) to gain a foothold in the Middle East failed, that group began to establish branches throughout the world, including on the African continent. Consequently, in a very short time frame DAESH, taking advantage of the social ills experienced by the planet’s poorest…


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