Förändring eller fortsatt förtryck i Zimbabwe?

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Av John Öberg President Robert Mugabe var enväldig härskare över Zimbabwe i nästan fyra decennier. Landet har bördiga jordar och en välutbildad befolkning men en ekonomi som kollapsade totalt under 2000-talet. Efter statskuppen i november förra året tillsattes den före detta vicepresidenten Emmerson Mnangagwe vars händer är lika blodiga som…

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The Tuareg: A people without borders?

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By Baptiste Marecaille The Tuareg are a people whose existence in the Saharan desert goes back to the birth of civilisation. Their culture, largely dependent on borderless, nomadic migration, has increasingly come under threat, subject to the violent political dynamics of the surrounding states. As the Malian government struggles to…

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100 days with Barrow – A New Gambia

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By Viktor Sundman This weekend, political commentators are turning their eyes to the USA to evaluate the first hundred days of the Trump presidency. In doing so, they are missing another businessman-turned-President who is passing the benchmark date by which early presidencies are judged: Adama Barrow of the Gambia. Barrow…

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The Nubian People of the Nile

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By Ludvig Lundgren In 1964, thousands of Nubians were forced to flee from their homes along the river Nile, leaving behind their culture and heritage. In their pursuit of economic growth, the government of Egypt had decided to undertake Africa’s largest infrastructure project: the construction of the Aswan High Dam.…

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