An American guided-missile cruiser off the coast of Japan near Mt. Fuji.
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NATO’s growing presence in the Pacific evokes a painful history that the western world has never confronted or fully acknowledged.
Refugees who crossed from Sudan to Ethiopia wait in line to register at the International Organization for Migration at Metema on May 4, 2023.
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The number of refugees leaving Sudan is particularly high because Sudan was itself host to a million refugees.
Saudi security officers stand guard off the seaport of Port Sudan in April 2023.
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There is a risk that Sudan’s conflict could spill over into neighbouring countries.
Uranium processing plant in Utah, US.
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Libya’s lost but found yellowcake poses no significant security risk but highlights the need for African countries to get their acts together in the area of nuclear safety and security governance.
Devastation: much of central Khartoum has been destroyed in heavy fighting.
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The role of the Wagner Group in the Sudan crisis is not yet clear, but its mercenaries are reported to be involved in a number of African countries.
Connected: Facebook is by far the most popular social media platform in Libya with more than six million users.
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This researcher found that even in traditional Arab communities, social media is a better way of reaching people than using family networks.
Protesters face off with an anti-riot police officer in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2023.
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Political protests in Kenya have become insular, sectarian, tribal and unashamedly personality driven.
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Aquifers are highly prevalent across Africa – but they’re not always going to be usable.
Delegates at an African Union summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, in 2022.
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Member states need to arrive at binding, transparent and enforceable priorities to see progress.
The Wagner Group has become a tool to further Russian objectives in Africa without attracting the scrutiny that regular military units would.
Parents of students abducted from Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria, pray inside the school premises.
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To stem the tide of violent extremism across the Sahel region, especially northwest Nigeria, the vulnerabilities and grudges of border communities need to be properly addressed.
Mahdi Shaban, a Palestinian living in Gaza, paid for his master’s degree with earnings from digging graves.
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Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
A vendor selling cereals in Nairobi.
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The Ukraine crisis is significantly increasing political stress and potential conflict throughout Africa.
High speed trains like this one in Casablanca, Morocco, will benefit from satellite communication support.
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Africa’s outer space programme can help the continent meet its other flagship goals.
A group of migrants are guided up the beach after being brought into Kent on a lifeboat.
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The choice of Rwanda has a logic about it. But it’s also controversial.
Some African leaders have not forgiven NATO for the ouster and death of Libya’s Gaddafi.
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African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected to the conflict.
Abdelmadjid Tebboune after winning the Algerian presidential election in 2019.
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Maghreb countries are unlikely to step up to replace Russian gas supplies without an implicit nod from Moscow.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and African leaders at the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum in Sochi in 2019.
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Russia is attempting to export its governance model of an authoritarian, kleptocratic and transactional regime onto Africa.
Snowfall in the Sahara desert.
In order for snow to form, two distinctive weather properties are needed: cold temperatures and moist air. The Sahara can tick these boxes.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah speaks after submitting his candidacy papers for the presidential election last November. The poll was postponed.
The biggest challenge is that the government does not have a monopoly over the legitimate use of force.