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Libya: Tripoli under siege as Haftar tries to force an endgame

Has Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar overreached in his high-risk military advance on Tripoli? The dominant view is that he has erred politically by throwing everything into an all-or-nothing play for domination, and militarily by underestimating the difficulty of conquering the...

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai poses critical questions on aid, governance, climate change

Any administration would be hard-pressed to cope with Cyclone Idai. For central Mozambique, southern Malawi and eastern Zimbabwe, the catastrophe is piled onto already often poorly served communities and underperforming governments. Even after the most severe storm hit on 14-...

Elections alone won’t deliver a new Tunisia while economy drifts

Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s announcement that he will not seek a fifth term as Algerian president has once again raised questions of gerontocracy and failed governance in Africa. Tunisian head of state Béji Caïd Essebsi benefits from a degree of popular legitimacy but many...

From decolonisation to global trade, African Union plays a bigger role

The advisory ruling that the UK’s sovereignty claim over the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean is illegal, voted 13-1 by judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 25 February, was a triumph for Chagossians exiled in the mid-1960s in a discredited deal that...