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Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

  /  September 22, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

After seven leading Muslim Brotherhood leaders announced on 12 September that they would depart their longtime ally, Qatar, diverse scenarios were raised as to the reasons behind the decision, including how it would affect the read the rest…

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Egypt redirects US military relationships

and   /  September 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Government’s anti-terrorism statements believed to be for “media consumption”, expert says

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Will Egyptians restore their sense of security?

  /  September 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

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Electoral coalitions gear up for uncertain parliamentary elections

  /  September 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Coalitions and parties reflect on elections amid calls for postponement

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Will the Muslim Brotherhood resurface under new umbrella?

  /  September 7, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

By Marwa Al-A’sar Ever since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood, a looming question has been raised: will the group return to political life under a new umbrella? The Brotherhood has been facing the most read the rest…

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Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments

  /  September 1, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Progress will come when agreements are implemented

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Trade between two unequal partners

  /  August 25, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement

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Food crisis in Cameroon

  /  August 18, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

The country ranks 150 out of 186 countries on the 2013 UNDP’s Human Development Index, which measures countries based on income, life expectancy and education.

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Tanzania: Rural areas to have better telecom services

  /  August 18, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania, including Arusha, Tabora, Iringa, Kagera, Manyara, Dodoma, Lindi, Mbeya, Morogoro and Mtwara.

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In sub-Saharan Africa, primary school teacher shortage on the horizon

  /  August 18, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Analysts believe this rate could enable the country to meet the challenges of a future shortage. Cameroon, Namibia and Lesotho have also taken steps to increase the number of teachers.

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What future awaits Egypt’s political parties?

  /  August 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Analysing new legislation for the House of Representatives

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Big dreams for Rwanda’s ICT sector

  /  August 3, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

Success story is grabbing global attention

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Rwanda remembers

  /  August 3, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

How private groups and government try to heal the wounds of genocide

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Hunting for Eurobonds

  /  July 20, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Views split on sub-Saharan Africa’s debut in the international markets

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Central African Republic: killings in the time of transition

  /  July 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Peace eludes nation in a rocky political transition

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Rising from the ashes

  /  July 9, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda makes huge development strides

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Survey analysis on street vendors

  /  July 6, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

By the Federation of Economic Development Associations (FEDA), With the Support of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

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The special court for Sierra Leone rests – for good

  /  July 1, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

The court, ruling in April 2012, found Mr Taylor guilty of five counts of crimes against humanity, five counts of war crimes and one count of other serious violations of international humanitarian law perpetrated by Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels, who he supported.

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One Year of Crackdowns

and   /  June 30, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Since the 3 July military-backed ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, the judiciary has been busy with a seemingly unending flow of high-profile trials, and arrests have come in droves

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Understanding formalisation and its benefits – for all Egyptians

  /  June 25, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Office of Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto responds to Egyptian op-ed, defends benefits of formalisation in developing economies like Egypt

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Open letter to African Union heads of state

  /  June 22, 2014  /  In Focus  /  34 Comments

More than 10 years have passed since the Maputo Declaration, in which you, asAfrican leaders committed to allocating at least 10% of national budgets to agriculture and rural development – key sectors in the drive to cut poverty, build inclusive growth and strengthen food security and nutrition.

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Slow but steady walk to democracy

  /  June 16, 2014  /  In Focus  /  43 Comments

Despite challenges, Mauritania’s democracy deepens

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No longer a curse?

  /  June 10, 2014  /  In Focus  /  34 Comments

African leaders take action that may transform mining

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There is energy momentum in Africa: Kandeh Yumkella

  /  June 8, 2014  /  In Focus  /  65 Comments

    Under-Secretary-General Kandeh Yumkella is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Chief Executive for the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. His job is to mobilise global commitments and partnerships to, among others, read the rest…

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As it plans its own future, Africa engages with the world

  /  June 1, 2014  /  In Focus  /  50 Comments

Tim Wall takes a closer look at issues facing the continent, including climate change, immigration, financial system stability and development models, and how they are being tackled

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Getting Egypt right: Policy challenges for the EU and the US

  /  May 25, 2014  /  In Focus  /  57 Comments

The EU and Egypt: Repeating past mistakes?

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Libya from paramilitary forces to militias: The difficulty of constructing a state security apparatus

  /  May 18, 2014  /  In Focus  /  47 Comments

  By Luis Martinez When the Gaddafi regime was toppled in 2011, it left behind a security vacuum. Rather than a national police force, army or security service, powerful regional militias have taken over management read the rest…

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Internet access is no longer a luxury

  /  May 10, 2014  /  In Focus  /  52 Comments

Fibre-optics could leap-frog Africa into the future

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Skipping the Arab Spring?

  /  April 26, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

The Arab Barometer surveys a changing Algeria

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Dutch youth debate Egypt issues, path to democracy

  /  April 22, 2014  /  In Focus  /  4 Comments

The following articles are written by groups of Dutch students as part of a yearly event for students in their last year of high school. This year, they focused on finding solutions for a more stable Egypt, under the banner “Egypt: the road to democracy”

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