South Sudan crisis is complex, but there’s an exit from fragility

Sarah Logan, International Growth Centre and Peter Biar Ajak, International Growth Centre South Sudan has faced significant challenges since civil war broke out in December 2013. The violence was triggered by disagreements between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. Since then conflict has become widespread and has flared in previously peaceful regions. …

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Ethiopia, Eritrea skirmish unlikely to spiral into another war

Seyoum Y. Tesfay, Addis Ababa University International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in “significant casualties”. The border between the two countries remains heavily militarised, with a no man’s land between …

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New narrative unfolds about South Africa’s war in Angola

Dries Velthuizen, University of South Africa The book A Far-Away War: Angola 1975 – 1989, about the war waged by apartheid South Africa against its neighbour, has attracted the attention of historians and those who fought in it. More than a quarter of a century after it ended, the war is still remembered by many …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 27 February 2015

African Realism?: International Relations Theory and Africa’s Wars in the Postcolonial Era, by Errol A. Henderson Release Date: February 27, 2015 Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers African Realism explains Africa’s international conflicts of the post-colonial era through international relations theory. It looks at the relationship between Africa’s domestic and international conflicts, as well as the …

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Gabonese Ambassador: Remarks for World Interfaith Harmony Week

The following remarks were delivered by His Excellency Michael Moussa-Adamo, ambassador of the Gabonese Republic to the United States, on February 19, 2015, at a luncheon in Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and The Washington Times Foundation. The topic was “On Common Ground: Love of God and the Neighbor and Love …

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