Whoever governs, Britain’s Africa policy is tied to the UN and the EU

Marie Gibert, Nottingham Trent University [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] The hallmark of Britain’s policy towards Africa is continuity. Under the coalition, Africa has not taken the morality flavoured prominence it had in Labour’s foreign policy, but the core of the relationship has nonetheless been upheld. Of course, Britain’s colonial past …

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Boko Haram will talk up links to Islamic State, but joint activity is unlikely

By Natasha Underhill, Nottingham Trent University [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] In an audio message posted on social media, extremist group Boko Haram appears to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State. Boko Haram has, in the past, been linked to al-Qaeda, the organisation from which IS itself emerged. But now it …

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