To reverse Burundi’s slide toward a devastating social and humanitarian emergency – as ethnically-charged rhetoric worsens and refugees flee to neighbouring countries – the African Union needs to overcome its internal divisions, fix a so far incoherent response and facilitate a negotiated settlement between the government and the opposition.
What is counter-productive is to give false hopes, to give the impression to Syrians that peace is around the corner.
The Afghan government's rationale for reaching a peace deal with [Gulbuddin Hekmatyar] is aimed at encouraging other insurgent groups to join the negotiation process.
Maintenant qu'il a validé le plus vaste programme d'assistance jamais offert par les États-Unis, Obama peut se sentir libre de prendre des décisions susceptibles de déplaire à Israël.
Yemen is arguably the worst humanitarian crisis in the region with over 21 million in need of assistance. The longer the fighting continues, the more difficult it will be for any government to pick up the pieces.
[General Haftar] can pitch himself as the man who liberated the oil terminals. Even his detractors will be happy with that and will recognise – if this does actually work out – that this was a good move.
It is clear Mugabe's capacities have diminished significantly, his ability to hold things together is doubtful. I don't think [he] has faced this kind of pressure before.
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Le Burkina Faso constitue une exception de pluralisme religieux et de tolérance au cœur d’une région de plus en plus troublée. Mais le décalage entre le poids démographique des musulmans et leur faible représentation au sein de l’élite politique et administrative créé des crispations. Des mesures doivent être prises pour atténuer les frustrations, tout particulièrement dans le domaine de l'éducation, afin de garantir la pérennité du modèle de coexistence pacifique.
Two years ago, the Cameroonian government declared war on Boko Haram. Despite some progress, the group’s violent impact is still seen and felt deeply in the remote north of the country.
Originally published in Inside Story
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has put his weight unequivocally behind efforts to bring a negotiated end to more than four decades of conflict in the south of the country, but uncertainty is bleeding momentum from the process and the clock is ticking.
Originally published in The Interpreter
Events on the ground will determine whether the Havana signing was just a photo finish or the start of long-term reforms.
Originally published in Newsweek