Can peace come to the Western Sahara? 🔊

Can peace come to the Western Sahara? 🔊

In November last year, a near three-decade old ceasefire in the disputed region of Western Sahara was broken, and war resumed. This territory has been a tinderbox of conflict since Spain decolonised in 1975. What are the roots of this conflict? Why has conflict...
What lies behind the war in Tigray?

What lies behind the war in Tigray?

By Asafa Jalata At the core of the current war between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front is the realignment of politics and the contest for political hegemony. In my view, it is about Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed allying with the...
After Mugabe, who will hold power in Zimbabwe?

After Mugabe, who will hold power in Zimbabwe?

By David B. Moore David B. Moore previews the Zimbabwe general election as the African nation looks forward to life without Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF hope a credible victory in the July 30 election will legitimise...
Peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia, explained

Peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia, explained

By Martin Plaut After twenty years of conflict, Eritrea and Ethiopia have finally made peace. Martin Plaut explains how it happened and what this means now for the two countries. This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be...