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Gambia: Adama Barrow is back!

Jan27

After weeks of a political impasse, The Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow returned home yesterday. Barrow landed at the airport in the capital Banjul. Dressed in flowing white robes called the “Haftan,” Barrow shook hands with elders and senior members of his coalition government on the tarmac.

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28th AU Summit: ECOWAS raised the bar, but will others follow?

The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya Jammeh to step down has been widely hailed by democrats. According to the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the African Union should bolster the means and willpower of regions to use their militaries to enforce democracy.

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EXCLUSIVE. EU-Africa: Valletta, the summit of dissent

Brussels – The EU and its African partners are meeting on November 11th and 12th in Valletta (Malta), for a summit on migration that has very uncertain political outcomes. Afronline.org reveals here the latest draft of the agreement between the two parties that contains an Action Plan in which return arrangements and the fight against irregular migration take precedence over mobility.

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Why Nigeria Should Think of itself as Central African

The ‘concentric circle‘ model which frames how Nigeria’s foreign policy thinkers view our region places the country exclusively in West Africa. Consequently West Africa has traditionally been the main focus of the country’s regional diplomacy.

West Africa also remains the arena of Nigeria’s boldest and most celebrated diplomatic initiatives to date – the establishment of ECOWAS in 1975  and the ECOMOG interventions of the 1990s.

I think this view of our broader region which situates Nigeria on the eastern edges of West Africa is incomplete. Instead our strategic thinkers should embrace the country’s natural identity as a potential pivotal power situated at a crossroad between multiple regions, and an anchor state linking West and Central Africa together.

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Coffee: From the nursery to the cup

Cameroon’s export coffee sector has had trouble taking off. But stakeholders who believe in its future are readily integrating into the value chain – right to the consumer’s cup.

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Touaregs seek a secular and democratic multi-ethnic state

Lekorne, France – An interview with Europe’s spokesperson for the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), an armed separatist group in Mali.

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