Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Morocco: Addressing Shantytowns in an Emerging Democracy

Morocco: Addressing Shantytowns in an Emerging Democracy

Jul 24, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Viewpoint by Wajiha Ibrahim* BOSTON (IDN) – What peaked in 2011 as a series of political protests sweeping the Middle East and North Africa is today an opportunity to celebrate and evaluate how various regimes mould their path towards democracy. A noteworthy component of these transitions...

Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

Jul 23, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Siddharth Chatterjee Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 2017 (IPS) – The Horn of Africa is often synonymous with extreme poverty, conflict, demographic pressure, environmental stress, and under-investment in basic social services such...

Morocco’s al-Hoceima gears up for ‘million-man march’

Morocco’s al-Hoceima gears up for ‘million-man march’

Jul 19, 2017

Protesters in the Moroccan city of al-Hoceima are gearing up for what they hope to be a million-man march on Thursday, in the latest chapter of a steadily growing popular movement known simply as “Hirak” in the country’s northern Rif region. Spurred into action after the murder of a fishmonger crushed to death by local...

Is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?

Is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?

Jul 15, 2017

On August 1, 1966, after the collapse of last-ditch attempts by Nigeria’s power brokers to prevent the impending civil war, Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu said only one thing would make the rebels cease fire: “that the Republic of Nigeria be split into its component parts; and all southerners in the North be repatriated to the...

China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

Jul 12, 2017

Ships carrying personnel for China’s first overseas military base have set sail to begin setting up the facility in Djibouti, as the country’s rapidly modernising military extends its global reach. The warships departed Zhanjiang in southern China to set up a “support base” in the Horn of Africa nation, state media reported late on...

Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attacks

Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attacks

Jul 12, 2017

Suicide bombers have killed at least 15 people and injured 21 in the northeast Nigeria n city of Maiduguri, police officials confirmed. Tuesday night incident is the latest in a spate of suicide bomb attacks on the city in the last few weeks. Borno, of which Maiduguri is the capital, is the Nigeria n state...

Children Now More Than Half of the 65 Million Displaced

Children Now More Than Half of the 65 Million Displaced

Jun 20, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2017 (IPS) – Around 20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day, according to a new report. In its annual Global Trends report, the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR has recorded unprecedented and concerning levels of displacement around the world....

Growing Unemployed Youth in Africa a Time Bomb, But…

Growing Unemployed Youth in Africa a Time Bomb, But…

May 29, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS     By Friday Phiri AHMEDABAD, India, May 29 2017 (IPS) – There are nearly 420 million young Africans between the ages of 15 and 35 today. And it is estimated that within ten years, Africa will be home to one-fifth of all young people worldwide. These millions of young people could be a source...

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?

Mar 12, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   Africa, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Health, Population ADDIS ABABA, Mar 12 2017 (IPS) – Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj...

Going Bananas Over Brexit

Going Bananas Over Brexit

Mar 12, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Samantha Sen LONDON (ACP-IDN) – The Brexit question as seen by the small and poor group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries is far simpler – and potentially far more lethal – than those the more usual Brexit debate engages with. It belongs less to debate on knock-on...