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August 8, 2013

The World Next Week: U.S. Embassies Reopen, AGOA Forum Convenes in Addis Ababa, Mali Holds a Runoff Election

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the reopening of U.S. embassies in the Middle East, the U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum in Addis Ababa, and…

The U.S. embassy in Baghdad (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters).

July 28, 2015

United States
President Obama Discusses South Sudan in Addis

Addis Ababa is the location of the headquarters of the African Union, which has been deeply involved in the search for an end to the civil war in South Sudan. So, too, has the Ethiopian government of…

SSudan

October 5, 2018

Ethiopia
Ethiopia: East Africa’s Emerging Giant

Ethiopia’s new leader, Abiy Ahmed, is seeking aggressive reforms to put an end to discord and build on the country’s progress in recent decades, but a towering set of challenges threatens his agenda.

Children play within the Balderas condominium in Addis Ababa.

September 21, 2018

China
China Pledges $60 Billion in Financing to an Increasingly Debt-Distressed Africa

On September 3 and 4, leaders of fifty-three African nations gathered in Beijing for the seventh Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), where President Xi Jinping unveiled a new pledge of $60 billion in financing for Africa.

FOCAC-China-Africa-Trade-Investment-Debt

September 14, 2018

South Sudan
Global Conflict This Week: South Sudan Peace Deal Signed

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Internally displaced people in South Sudan

June 22, 2018

Wars and Conflict
Global Conflict This Week: June 22, 2018

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

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June 15, 2018

Wars and Conflict
Global Conflict This Week: June 15, 2018

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Afghan policeman in Kabul, Afghanistan

April 19, 2018

Sudan
Five Questions on the Sudan Peace Process

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

Women carry identification papers during the registration for a Darfur referendum, at a registration centre at Abo-Shouk IDP camp at Al Fashir in North Darfur, February 17, 2016.

April 11, 2018

West Africa
China to Build New ECOWAS Headquarters in Abuja

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and China have signed a memorandum of understanding in which Beijing will fund and build a new ECOWAS headquarters building in Abuja, Nigeria.

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March 22, 2018

China
China’s Heavy Hand in Africa

Is China’s “charm offensive” in Africa losing its charm and becoming just offensive?

Chinese New Year Gala Skit