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Geopolitics / Africa

China Ready to Assist Libya’s Reconstruction

Sep 13, 2011 at 14:59 | Charles Kennedy

China’s Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said that his country stands ready to assist Libya in its reconstruction following the downfall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, adding that Beijing supports…

Africa Takes Tentative Steps Towards Establishing a Free Trade Zone

Jul 12, 2011 at 08:09 | John Daly

Poor Africa – exploited in the 18th and 19th century by European colonialists intent on the Dark Continent’s riches of gold and salves, exploited in the late 20th century by…

Nigerian Presidential Race Potentially Impacts Global Energy Market

Dec 08, 2010 at 12:07 | Gregory R. Copley

The conclave of Northern Nigerian elders, known as the Mallam Adamu Ciroma Committee of the Northern Political Leaders' Forum (NPLF), delivered, on November 22, 2010, its decision on the selection…

Massive Corruption Begins in Nigerian Presidential Race

Nov 02, 2010 at 13:11 | Global Intelligence Report

The corruption of the Nigerian political process is  now in full swing: major payments are now being made to each of the delegates of the political parties — particularly the…

Nigeria Attacks May Show Dangerous Rift in MEND

Oct 08, 2010 at 13:41 | Global Intelligence Report

Two suspects have been named in car bombings that killed more than a dozen people in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on 1 October on the occasion of the country’s…

Energy and Security Issues in the Red Sea Transforming as the Age of Gas Begins in Earnest

Aug 26, 2010 at 08:56 | Gregory R. Copley

Major new energy issues are about to transform still further the strategic balance of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, with foreseeable consequences for the global energy market…

Government Mismanagement Under DRC President Kabila Frustrates Foreign Investors

Aug 17, 2010 at 10:40 | Fawzia Sheikh

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been slow to cash in on the continent’s oil rush and may end up forfeiting a lucrative opportunity, a situation some Africa experts blame…

Somaliland Predictions Bearing Out: al-Shabaab Terrorist Group Empowered; Ethiopia May React

Jul 30, 2010 at 11:39 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The Republic of Somaliland’s incoming President, Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, on July 28, 2010, announced his new Cabinet, but the formation of the Government has done little to stem the internecine…

International Community Presses Juba, Khartoum On Sudan Referendum

Jul 28, 2010 at 05:44 | Fawzia Sheikh

The international community is pressuring the Juba and Khartoum governments to speed up preparation for a vote on South Sudan’s future – a decision that will be dominated by the…

Horn, Red Sea Braces for Instability as Somaliland Moves Toward Islamist Reunification With Somalia

Jul 14, 2010 at 02:49 | Gregory R. Copley

The Election Commission of the Republic of Somaliland on July 1, 2010 — as noted, the highly-iconic 50th anniversary date of the original union of the Republic of Somaliland with…

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