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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A UNPOL officer of the forensic team investigates the crime scene in Minima Maoude in Mali last month. (Photo/Marco Dormino/MINUSMA/Flickr).

Bloody Attack In Mali. Violence Has Soared By As Much as 7,028% Across Parts Of The Sahel

Ongoing violence is rooted in intercommunal tensions and spurred on by rising extremism in the Sahel. Jihadists have recruited heavily among Fulani herders in recent months.


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An IDP camp near the airport in the CAR capital Bangui in June 2014. (Photo/Catianne Tijerina/MINUSCA/Flickr).

Internally Displaced Persons Cost Global Economy $13Bn A Year, With Central African Republic Having Highest Impact

Financial impact of IDPs in CAR is about $230 million, or 11% of the central African country’s GDP per year.