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Guinea-Bissau: Elections, But Then What?

Africa Briefing N°98, 8 April 2014

Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau’s elections are an important first step, but to address its economic and political fragility, the country needs strong international help, as well as political and military will for reform.

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Guinea-Bissau: Elections, But Then What?, Africa Briefing N°98, 8 Apr 2014

Guinea-Bissau’s elections are an important first step, but to address its economic and political fragility, the country needs strong international help, as well as political and military will for reform.

Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency, Africa Report N°216, 3 Apr 2014

In an environment of poverty, injustice and lack of political will for reform, Boko Haram is increasingly putting local and regional stability at risk. 中文

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Mali: Reform or Relapse, Africa Report N°210, 10 Jan 2014

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s current legitimacy and a strong international presence give Mali a unique opportunity to engage in serious reforms and inclusive dialogue. However, the window for change is narrow and dangerous political habits are resurfacing.

Niger: Another Weak Link in the Sahel?, Africa Report N°208, 19 Sep 2013

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Burkina Faso: With or Without Compaoré, Times of Uncertainty, Africa Report N°205, 22 Jul 2013

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Mali: Security, Dialogue and Meaningful Reform, Africa Report N°201, 11 Apr 2013

Mali and its international partners need to seize the moment for national dialogue to forestall renewed political and security crises. 

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Guinea: A Way Out of the Election Quagmire, Africa Report N°199, 18 Feb 2013

Overdue legislative elections in Guinea could rapidly degenerate into violence in the absence of consensus on electoral procedures.

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Curbing Violence in Nigeria (I): The Jos Crisis, Africa Report N°196, 17 Dec 2012

Unless addressed immediately, recurrent violence in Nigeria’s Plateau state will continue to fuel settler-indigene tensions and exacerbate intercommunal strife across the country. 中文

The Gulf of Guinea: The New Danger Zone, Africa Report N°195, 12 Dec 2012

Rising piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, which supplies around 40 per cent of Europe’s oil and 29 per cent of the U.S.’s, demands effective regional security cooperation and better economic governance to prevent the region becoming another Gulf of Aden. The full report is currently only available in French.

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