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Some African and European leaders at the last AU-EU summit in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, November 2017. Philippe Wojazer/AFP via Getty Images

Africa’s relations with the EU: a reset is possible if Europe changes its attitude

The persistent power inequalities between Africa and Europe do not bode well for supposed change. This is why the latest summit is important.
Wind turbines at the Mehrum coal-fired power station in the Peine district in Lower Saxony, Mehrum. The phase-out of coal is planned by 2038. Julian Stratenschulte via GettyImages

Energy transitions: The role of institutions and market structures

Good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation as policymakers pursue sustainable solutions for the environmental crisis.
ECOWAS is effectively protecting ousted president Alpha Condé, who manipulated the constitution to run for another term. Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images

Guinea coup highlights the weaknesses of West Africa’s regional body

If the Economic Community of West African States is to be a champion for good governance, it should address the root causes of political instability and coups.
Entering the second term of his presidency, Jokowi administration needs to put forest and land fires as priority. Donny Sophandi/www.shutterstock.com

Three things Jokowi could do better to stop forest fires and haze in Indonesia

The Indonesian government should improve transparency and public access to land-use data, make the ban on new plantations on primary forests permanent, and give communities access to forests.

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