Category archives for: Analysis

Why the NDC lost 2016

by Kwabena Opong In his concession speech, President John Mahama’s de- meanor showed a man hum- bled by surprise. Some viewers saw a man trying hard not to tear up. It is not clear if he was recalling the mistakes he made in his six and a half years as president of Ghana. The scandals […]

Europe pays out to keep a lid on Ethiopia migration. A $500 million investment aims to keep migrants at bay

By James Jeffrey The compound of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, is a microcosm of the region’s troubles. Set off a busy main road, it hosts refugees from the conflicts and struggles in South Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Somalia, Eritrea , Yemen, Burundi, and more besides. Ethiopia has a refugee population […]

Hillary Clinton Passes Stamina Test In First Presidential Debate

By Ukachi Uwadinobi New York AHEAD OF THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE at Hofstra University, New York, so much had been talked about the readiness of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Of the two presidential hopefuls, pundits described Clinton as the studious professional politician more experienced in debates than her rival Trump, a neophyte who’s not […]

Debunking Mauritania’s Islamist militancy mythology

By Chris Simpson Fast-modernising Mauritania presents itself as something of a showcase for how “to do” countering violent extremism, or CVE, in Africa. Last year, the Sahelian country hosted a regional summit to discuss ways local communities could work with the authorities to confront radicalisation, an initiative warmly endorsed by the United States. US Assistant […]