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Algeria has not been in such dire straits since it declared independence from France in 1962. The challenges the country faces today make its “bloody decade” during the 1990s, when conflict with the Armed Islamic Group (AIG) killed tens of thousands, seem like a time of stability and prosperity. It is not terrorism that is causing trouble for Algiers this time – at...
Egypt, which has yet to quell Islamic terror in northern Sinai, is now facing a similar threat from Libya – a country that has not had a functioning central government since 2011, when NATO air strikes helped bring about the fall of Muammar Qaddafi. No thought was given to how to set up a new, democratic regime to replace...
Ambassador Zvi Mazel
Many African countries are suffering from conflict. Tribal and religious differences are involved, along with the division of natural resources. In some cases a strong leader may bring stability, but many experts advocate African federalism – the creation of subsidiary entities within the states. The borders inherited from the colonial period have demonstrated thei...
The crisis in Mali is deepening after the arrest and resignation of the country’s interim prime minister. It comes after hopes had been rising for a chance of peace in Mali after the government had held a meeting with the two sets of rebel groups fighting for control of the north.
THE ARREST and subsequent resignation of ...
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Africa’s economy could be transformed with its wealth of natural resources. But weak governments, terrorists and armed militia threaten the stability and development of much of the continent as the impact of North Africa’s Arab Spring reverberates across a wider region
THREE major risks face Africa’s stability and develop...