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The golden Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine, a holy site for Muslims, stands close to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in an aerial view of Jerusalem’s Old City. David Silverman/Getty Images

Israelis and Palestinians warring over a homeland is far from unique

Conflicts over the Alsace-Lorraine region and Northern Ireland offer examples of how territory is often at the center of a conflict − and what is necessary to pave the path to peace.
A group of soldiers from the Niger gendarmerie at the gendarmerie school on 11 January 2023 in Niamey, Niger. David Zorrakino/Europa Press via Getty Images

Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have a new defence alliance: an expert view of its chances of success

Ecowas’ threats to intervene militarily in Niger played a role in the creation of the Alliance of Sahel States, whose members have pledged to assist each other in the event of aggression.
The Ingonyama Trust has been accused of illegal practices in rural villages in KwaZulu-Natal. Hoberman Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Zulu land dispute: Ingonyama Trust furore highlights the problem of insecure land tenure for millions of South Africans in rural areas

Land disputes arise when the fundamental principles of customary law are breached. The breach can be at the hands of the state or its representatives.
Whistleblower Athol Williams, a former partner at Bain SA, testifies at the State Capture Commission in 2021. Papi Morake/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Corruption in South Africa: would paying whistleblowers help?

Whistleblowers should be entitled to financial support. But that has potential costs as well as benefits.

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