African studies

The Origins of Colonial Investments in Former British and French Africa

Abstract Colonial investments impacted long-run political and economic development, but there is little systematic evidence of their origins and spatial…

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African Union Suspends Mali Again

Mali Suspended from AU for Second Time in Less Than a Year PolGeoNow readers may remember that Mali was suspended from…

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How Apartheid Endures: The Betrayal of South Africa

In July, two of South Africa’s largest cities—Johannesburg and Durban—descended into civil unrest and mass looting. In the deadliest week…

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Camp David Accords: 43 Years Later

The 43rd anniversary of the Camp David Accords signed between Egypt and Israel in 1978 went unnoticed without anyone briefly touching…

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France in the Face of Sahel’s Shifting Sand

France has recently revealed its intention to change its tools for influence in Africa – or so it seems. The…

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Belated Attention: International Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia

On his first tour following his appointment as the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator on 12…

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A Test of Democracy: Corruption and Violence Outbreak in South Africa

The flare of violence that raced across South Africa for the first time since Apartheid, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng…

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Map of Control in Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

In a dramatic reversal, Tigray rebels are now on the offensive after recapturing their state’s capital in northern Ethiopia. To…

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Somalia vs Kenya: 3 Maps Explaining the Maritime Dispute & Court Ruling

The UN’s main court for disputes between countries, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ruled yesterday on a contentious case…

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