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Monthly Archives: March 2011
In 1998, François-Xavier Verschave, a French journalist, borrowed the neologism Françafrique from Felix Houphouët-Boigny, the former Ivorian president. This term, still used today, was used by Verschave to designate the official and unofficial links between France and its former African … Continue reading
Check out our new page combining innovative research papers and longer blog posts. This week our resident South Africa and Transatlantic expert Nick Grant invites new perspectives on Nelson Mandela from the former South African President’s own writings.
The recent referendum in Sudan held the opportunity for the birth of a new state and the possibility of a realigning of regional relationships in East Africa’s fractious political sphere. These hopes are being steadily undermined. On the 14th march the Government … Continue reading
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A leader willing to use violence against his own people, protesters shot dead on the street, looming humanitarian problems, and the spectre of all out civil war; but this is not Libya. The deteriorating situation in Ivory Coast is not … Continue reading