Writers

Malik Ibrahim

Is Libya the Unlikely Solution to the Franco-Italian Migration Spat?

An Irish boat rescues migrants off the coast of Tripoli; cc Flickr Irish Defence Forces, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Stabilizing Libya to stem the flow of migrants to European shores may be the one thing that Rome and Paris can actually agree on.

Has Madagascar Managed to Avert a Crisis?

cc Flickr Chatham House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Madagascar has cobbled together a national unity government, but will it be enough to stabilize the political process and a delicate economic recovery?

America’s Chinese Headache in the Horn of Africa

cc Flickr U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

US economic and political influence is waning in the Horn of Africa, and that’s bad news for civil society there.

DRC: Cutting off Kabila’s Cobalt Fix

cc Flickr MONUSCO Photos, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Joseph Kabila has promised new elections, but recent moves regarding the DRC’s mining code suggest he may have other plans.

Somaliland’s Fading Chance for Recognition

Somaliland, cc Flickr Chatham House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Recent polls in Somaliland will go down as a lost chance for greater international recognition.

America’s Self-Defeating Sahel Strategy

AFRICOM, public domain, modified, https://www.africom.mil/media-room/photo/28852/accord-exercises

Washington must look at the bigger picture if it wants to contain terrorism in the Sahel region.

Historical Holocaust: Daesh’s Lasting Legacy

Palmyra, cc Flickr Alper Çuğun, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Daesh’s wanton destruction of cultural relics helped fray the national fabric of countries like Syria and Iraq. It’s now up to the international community to help mend them.

Macron’s Africa Conundrum

Macrograf, cc Flickr thierry ehrmann, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

To reverse his early missteps on Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron should focus on development challenges. Remittance fees would be a good place to start.

Why is Africa Silent about Jospeh Kabila?

cc Flickr MONUSCO Photos, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The African Union is letting Joseph Kabila get away with flouting the DRC’s constitution.

Lessons from Zika and Ebola: Global Health is a Defense Issue

EbolaNurse, cc Flickr DFID - UK Department for International Development, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Health cuts in the United States risk hampering the world’s response to the next big pandemic.

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