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Can the Sahel recapture its lost glory?

Today the vast Sahel region, lying between North and sub-Saharan Africa, is characterised by general poverty, lawlessness and the presence of terrorist groups. But it …

China’s long history in Africa

Despite the current frenetic media salvo unrelentingly declaring China’s “new inroads” into Africa, nothing could be further from the truth. China’s presence in Africa dates …

Is Cuba coming in from the cold?

When President Barack Obama announced last December that it was time to “cut loose the shackles of the past”, and the opening of an embassy …