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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 106% of GDP — African countries are subject to relatively… Keep Reading

Image China continues to make inroads into Pakistan [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Daily Pakistan]

China continues to make inroads into Pakistan

China’s sale of weapons to Pakistan has continued to grow, and a strategic new friendship between the two poses challenges for the U.S. China continues to make inroads into becoming an increasingly important regional powerplayer in Central Asia. In yet another symptom of the deepening… Keep Reading

Image Lima Charlie Weekly Review: U.S. Politics

Lima Charlie Weekly Review: U.S. Politics

Lima Charlie’s Weekly Review: U.S. Politics Edition – Highlights of the week in U.S. domestic, geo, cyber, politics – March 3, 2018. U.S. Domestic Politics On Friday, President Donald Trump announced impending tariffs on steel and aluminum, leading many to consider the national and geopolitical… Keep Reading

Image Global powers are heating the Syrian Civil War back up

Global powers are heating the Syrian Civil War back up

The Feb. 24 UN Security Council 30-day ceasefire has failed, with the Syrian government and Russian forces moving to crush the rebel held enclave in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. This marks an abrupt turn back toward violence for a conflict which had some hope… 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, Libya, Somalia and Syria. | Suggested reading: “Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda… 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 enters the seventh year of his five-year term, he is… 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 reading: “Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Salafist Dilemma” –… 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 state of emergency, which signals a return to the policies… Keep Reading

Image U.S. markets prepare for inflation and politicized central banks [Image Reuters]

U.S. markets prepare for inflation and politicized central banks

Last week January’s jobs report sent markets into a spiral. This week all eyes are on January’s Consumer Price Index on Wednesday and on Thursday’s Producer Price Index. These reports give investors the latest data, and, with a .5% increase in consumer prices in January, are confirming… Keep Reading

Image Israel Diamond Exchange launches digital currency

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 backroom dealing and cash.   Transactions in the exchange have… Keep Reading

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