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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (right) and his deputy Riek Machar shake hands in Addis Ababa to signify a peace deal in September, 2018. AFP via Getty Images

Kiir and Machar: insights into South Sudan’s strongmen

Kiir and Machar have been pivotal figures in most of South Sudan’s short history as an independent nation.
Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Thabo Mbeki share a light moment at a meeting of the G8 and developing nations in Tokyo in 2000. EFE-EPA/Michel Euler

Mbeki and Obasanjo: case studies in the use of soft power in Africa’s interests

Former presidents Obasanjo and Mbeki have arguably made the most important contribution to Africa in the 21st Century by promoting peace, democracy, regional integration and pan-Africanism.
Imprisoned members of FARC at the camp where they will ratify a peace deal with the government. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

Will Colombia’s peace deal get the people’s vote?

The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it’s also groundbreaking. If Colombians vote in favor, it could offer hope for other countries in conflict.

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