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Robert Mugabe’s Death: Telling of China’s African Involvement?

On September 16, 2019, Posted by , In Africa, By ,,,, , With No Comments

By Riley Madrian The former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, died at 95 on September 6, 2019 in Singapore, after receiving medical treatment there.[1] Mugabe began his political career as Prime Minister in 1980; however, when Zimbabwe’s parliament amended the constitution in 1987, Mugabe was declared the executive President. This…

Libya in Transition

On August 12, 2019, Posted by , In Africa, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Libya in Transition

By Riley Madrian Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar began his military career by taking part in the 1969 coup that overthrew King Idris and established Muammar Qaddafi as the head of the Libyan state. Shortly thereafter, Haftar became Qaddafi’s chief of staff of the armed forces and was given control over…

U.N. Assessment of Islamic Extremist Terror Threats – Europe and Africa

On August 3, 2019, Posted by , In Africa,Europe, By ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on U.N. Assessment of Islamic Extremist Terror Threats – Europe and Africa

By Sam Jacobsen A United Nations Security Council communication released in July warned that although the incidence rate of Islamic-motivated terrorism has declined in the last months, the terror threat is still high. The Security Council noted that while ISIL no longer has any geographic holdings, its presence in Iraq…

Why Sudan Needs an Agreement Before Regional Powers Settle In

On July 14, 2019, Posted by , In Africa, By ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Why Sudan Needs an Agreement Before Regional Powers Settle In

By Riley Madrian The constant tumult in Sudan is keeping the international community on its toes. After months of protesting and violence, the military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir in April of this year and established a transitional military council. The TMC declared there would be a two-year transitional period after…

Recent Developments in Sudan

On June 22, 2019, Posted by , In Africa, By , , With Comments Off on Recent Developments in Sudan

By Riley Madrian Since December, the streets of Sudan have been filled with tens of thousands of peaceful protestors (Abdulbari). These demonstrations began over cuts to bread and fuel subsidies, but quickly turned to calls for the overthrow of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, whose 30-year rule has been marked by…