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Image Looming debt trap in sub-Saharan Africa [Photo: James Morgan]

Looming debt trap in sub-Saharan Africa

According to the IMF, the median debt level for sub-Saharan Africa has risen from 30% to 50% of GDP since 2012. Although this is still low by international standards — U.S. debt is nearly at… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Narrowed Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing, Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, February 26th to March 14th – Current as of March 15, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Turkey Overall… 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 18th to February 25th – Current as of February 26, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, Israel, Iran, Iraq,… Keep Reading

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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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

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