“The eyes of the world are turned towards Africa,” Egyptian president and African Union chairman, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, said at the opening ceremony of the 12th Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July 2019. He went on to say: “The success of the AfCFTA will be the real test […]

Building State Resilience


Highlighting three common trends that make North African countries vulnerable to terrorism: poverty/unemployment, poor state governance, and civilian grievances.

Threat of Secession

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Examining Nigeria’s unresolved ethnic tensions and suspicions of domination that led to the declaration of the state of Biafra.