Port of Doraleh, Djibouti, one of the key points in the Red Sea Arena. (Photo/Evan Schneider/UN/Flickr).

As Geopolitical Interest In The Red Sea Grows, Lessons From Other Maritime Hotspots Will Be Key To Its Stability

Concerns about Red Sea security are high right now due in part to Yemens civil war.


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A rally in support of the victims of Boko Haram violence: The good guys are not winning. (Photo/Gerry Lauzon/Flickr).

Nigeria And Its Neighbours Are Losing The Plot To Islamic State

By filling gaps in governance and service delivery, the terror group has cultivated a level of support among local civilians that Boko Haram never enjoyed and has turned neglected communities into a source of economic support.


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Protesters in Sudan demanding the end of military rule. (Photo/EPA-EFE/Stringer).

When The Camel’s Back Broke: How Sudan’s Economic Crisis Had A Role In Protests That Toppled al-Bashir

Since 2011, with the independence of the south, Sudan’s oil revenues have shrunk by 75%. With the trebling of the price of bread last December, and the rate of inflation hovering around 70%, the camels back was finally broken.


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Pastor Alph Lukau: his fake resurrection of a man made world news. (Photo/Alph Lukau/Facebook).

Why South Africans Are Prone To Falling For Religious Snakeskin Oil Salesmen (And Women)

Among other things, theres a great deal of economic need. In situations like this people look to supernatural means to solve basic problems.


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Aerial view of Bargny, Senegal. Inhabitants say in the last couple of decades, the water eroded more than 200 meters of coast. (Photo/Vincent Tremeau/World Bank).

West Africa’s Coast Is Losing Over $3.8 Billion A Year To Erosion, Flooding And Pollution

West Africas coastal areas host about one third of the regions population and generate 56% of its GDP.