All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (172)

Anti-Chinese Protests in Turkey: Relations with China Under Test

By James M. Dorsey

China and Turkey had high hopes when Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on a 2010 visit to Ankara negotiated a strategic partnership that envisioned Turkey helping China quell a simmering insurgency in its north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang.

The deal, a year after then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused China of genocide in Xinjiang, involved a halt to Turkish support for Uighur secessionist groups. It promised mutual economic benefit and…

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Added by James M Dorsey on July 15, 2015 at 4:21am — No Comments

A Study in Contrasts: Militaries in Political Transitions in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa

By James M. Dorsey

The Economist recently highlighted the contrast between post-revolt Asian societies and Middle Eastern and North African societies in the woes of a pro-longed, messy and bloody transition that is pockmarked by revolt and counter-revolt, sectarianism, the redrawing of post-colonial borders, and the rise of retrograde groups as revolutionary forces.

Almost 30 years after they brutally crushed pro-democracy student protests, Korean police are…

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Added by James M Dorsey on June 24, 2015 at 11:17pm — No Comments

The twelfth GCCT newsletter

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present the twelfth edition of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation newsletter, available by visiting:…

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Added by TransConflict on June 18, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

1st Annual Peacekeeping Africa Week



Special Representative to the Secretary General, UNITED NATIONS Mr Martin Kobler is scheduled to deliver a keynote address…

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Added by Zak Mntambo on June 9, 2015 at 7:39am — No Comments

Burundi at the Brink: USIP Research on How the World Can Help

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Ian Proctor

Burundi is back at the brink. Less than a decade after the end of its civil war, a political…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 8, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments

TransConflict - May 2015 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during May, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…

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Added by TransConflict on June 1, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Middle East and North Africa: Forcing China to Revisit Long-standing Policies

By James M. Dorsey

A scan of white papers on multiple foreign policy issues published by the Chinese government is glaring for one thing: the absence of a formulated, conceptual approach towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This is a part of the world that is crucial not only to Chinese strategic and economic interests but also to how tensions in the restless Muslim province of Xinjiang will develop.

For much of the four decades of economic reform that has positioned…

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Added by James M Dorsey on May 25, 2015 at 5:18am — No Comments

TransConflict - April 2015 Review

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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during April, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation and selected…
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Added by TransConflict on May 4, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

TransConflict - March 2015 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during March, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation and selected…

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Added by TransConflict on April 1, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

20 Middle Level Civil Society Practitioners Empowered to Steer Social Change in West Africa

For two weeks, 20 civil society professionals from across West Africa were in Accra, Ghana to learn and discuss about what is arguably the fundamental issue that undermines the development of West Africa -‪ ‎leadership.

The participants (11 males and 9 females) came from Liberia, The Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.…

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Added by Jimm Chick Fomunjong on March 24, 2015 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Poverty Eradication: from the Islami-Ethical standpoint (PT. 1)

Blog Written By:Shakur Ali - View Original Here

poverty eradication

How bad do things really have…

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Added by Shakur Ali on February 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Expert needed for Research Interview: Topic- Gender and Peacebuilding in Africa

Hi PCDN Community, 

I am hoping this post will help me connect with at least one expert on PCDN that would be willing to participate in an interview to discuss "The Role of women and Peacebuilding in Africa."

I am in the final stages of writing my thesis for my Masters of Law in Dispute resolution practices. Having an interview will not only help me gain a better understanding of the reality for women in Africa after conflict, it will help me verify certain conclusions…

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Added by Taryn Scott on January 15, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Nigeria Attacks Flare, Highlighting Fragility Before Elections

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here

By Viola Gienger

A recent flare of attacks in northern Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram…

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Added by Viola Gienger on January 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A tripartite Ebola attack demands a tripartite solution

A tripartite Ebola attack demands a tripartite solution.



The Ebola outbreak still continues to be a sore sight of public health emergency in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. These three countries known as the Mano River Union countries (MRU), have served a common border since time in memorial, and of course quite tenuous borders which makes it all the more vulnerable to spontaneous inflow of border crossing at this time of unrest caused by the Ebola outbreak. You may recall that the… Continue

Added by Andrew Benson Greene on December 6, 2014 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Moroccan refusal to host African Cup rooted in fear and prejudice

A refusal by Morocco to host next month’s 2014 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament for fear that it could import the Ebola virus from West Africa spotlights complex relations between the continent’s Arab and sub-Saharan nations as well as the non-transparent inner workings of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), a constituent member of troubled world soccer body FIFA.

The Moroccan decision to violate the terms of its agreement to host the tournament has prompted CAF to…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 14, 2014 at 4:53am — No Comments

TechChange Alumnus Launches mHealth App to Correctly Prescribe Antiretrovirals for HIV

Treating HIV with antriretroviral treatment (ARV) medication can be very challenging, given how complicated it can be to dispense these pills correctly. To help clinicians to correctly prescribe antiretrovirals, Dr. Musaed Abrahams, an alumnus of our …

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Added by TechChange on November 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut--one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan'.  Madut's journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.  It…

Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut--one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan'.  Madut's journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.  It is a story of great tragedy and also of tentative hope.  Madut's account of his journey and his perspective on his homeland of South Sudan and what is needed to bring peace are woven into this…

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 15, 2014 at 1:25am — No Comments

Call for Research Intern: Next Generation Internship Programme: West Africa Civil Society Institute

Established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa in 2005, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organisation dedicated to enhancing the capacities of civil society organisations in West Africa toward greater sustainability and operational and development effectiveness.

 

In response to an identified need for structured practical capacity enhancement for young West Africans, WACSI introduced a Next Generation Internship…

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Added by Jimm Chick Fomunjong on October 1, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

Eritrea: A Missed Opportunity?

In the same week that Japan sent a delegation to Eritrea, laying the groundwork for a new embassy there, the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning about Eritrea painting a grim picture of Eritrea as an unstable and dangerous country.  …

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on September 19, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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