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Is the Ugandan State on the Road to Totalitarianism?

At the start of May 2019, Uganda, the so-called Pearl of Africa, has faced yet another political crackdown on journalism and freedom of speech. The current regime through the Uganda Communications Commission issued a letter to suspend 30 journalists on Friday, May 3, 2019. “Uganda’s press regulator ordered 13 local media groups to suspend news […]

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Environment & Climate Change Policy Analysis

Cyclone Idai: A Reminder that Climate Change is Already on our Doorstep

In the wake of devastating Cyclone Idai sweeping across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the issue of climate change is again being brought front and centre, specifically for those on the African continent. Since its landfall on March 15, Cyclone Idai is said to be “the deadliest tropical cyclone to hit (Southern) Africa” and has left […]

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World Politics & Affairs

ANS 2019: Trade, Mobility, and Security in the African Union

In recent times, there have been significant political and economic efforts by the African Union to transform the lives of and guarantee a good future for the more than one billion people living in the African continent. The desire to allow free mobility beyond what is largely perceived by African leaders as “colonial-imposed borders” has […]

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Policy Analysis Taxes & Economics World Politics & Affairs

The Geo-Economics of Egypt’s New Mega-Capital

Cairo has been Egypt’s capital for over a thousand years, serving as the heart of the nation for millennia and holding special importance as a symbol of Ancient Egypt, housing the Pyramids of Giza, and Islamic Architecture and Culture, being know as “the City of a Thousand Minarets”. But it is also home to over […]

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World Politics & Affairs

South Sudan’s Seemingly Unending War

South Sudan seceded from Sudan in July 2011 to become an independent, sovereign nation. However two years later, in December 2013, disagreements between two former rebel leaders Riek Machar and President Salvar Kirr plunged the nation into what would become a seemingly unending civil war. South Sudan has two main sides of political divide: SPLM, […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Israel Threatens African Migrants With Deportation or Imprisonment

The Israeli government has given thousands of African migrants a decision: to leave the country or face imprisonment. If the migrants willingly leave the country within 90 days of the notice they will be given $3,500. Migrants were given the option of going to their home country or third countries. The two African countries commonly […]

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World Politics & Affairs

What will the Middle East look like in ten years?

The year is 2028. Much of the Gaza has become unlivable. Daesh (ISIS) has been destroyed, but another terrorist group looms close on the horizon. The Kurds have their own state, meaning Iraqi unity has been destroyed. The Assad regime is still in power, having vanquished the rebel forces thanks to Iranian and Russian military […]

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World Politics & Affairs

What is this so-called Wind of Change in South Africa?

The power of incumbency is such a hot topic for political debate in Africa. A sitting African president appearing on national TV, not for any other purpose, but to read out a resignation speech, is typically not an African thing. But when this happens, like we recently witnessed in South Africa, how should we tell […]

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World Politics & Affairs

A Power Struggle in the Rainbow Nation: Political Turmoil in South Africa

South Africa was thrown into political turmoil after the ruling ANC (African National Congress) party admitted that President Jacob Zuma had defied orders to resign. Moreover, the party had little idea of when the president would respond to the demand. The highest decision making body of the ANC decided to dismiss Zuma in an emergency […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Why is the World Silent on the Political Arrest of Diane Rwigara?

On 3rd May 2017, Diane Shima Rwigara announced her intention to vie for presidency in the 2017 general elections of the Republic of Rwanda which would pit her against popular but highly controversial incumbent President Paul Kagame among other candidates. Three days later, nude photos of her were posted on social media in an attempt […]