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Image The conflict in the Congo is heating back up [Photo: Guy Oliver/IRIN]

The conflict in the Congo is heating back up

2 million Congolese refugees fled their homes in 2017, bringing the total internally displaced to 4.5 million. The displacement is accelerating, with over 600,000 fleeing their homes in the last two months. As President Joseph Kabila… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, February 12th to February 18th – Current as of February 19, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen and Iran. | Suggested… Keep Reading

Ethiopia returns to a state of emergency [Image: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]

Ethiopia returns to a state of emergency

Last month it looked like Ethiopia had escaped from its cycle of political and ethnic unrest, when it moved to release political prisoners and close a notorious detention facility. However, on Thursday Ethiopia implemented a… Keep Reading

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Israel Diamond Exchange launches digital currency

Israel’s diamond exchange has launched a digital currency to make trading more transparent and efficient. However, it will take concerted effort to integrate the new technology into an institution that has long been governed by… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, February 5th to February 11th – Current as of February 12, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Yemen. | Suggested reading:… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, January 30th to February 4th – Current as of February 5, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and Libya. | Suggested… Keep Reading

Image China facing consequences of the one-child policy [Image: Zhou Yuwei, 1986]

China facing consequences of one-child policy

Between 1949 and 1976, China’s population had almost doubled from 540 to 940 million. Naturally, the strain on resources was dramatic. Under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, in 1979 China took the drastic step of… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, January 23rd to January 29th – Current as of January 30, 2018. This week’s report covers Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq and Iran. | For… Keep Reading

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