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The African Stanby Force - An Overview 03 April 2024 | Transnational | Security & Conflict

The African Stanby Force - An Overview

An overview of the concepts on which the African Standby Force (ASF) is based - with focus on the maritime domain.

African Shared Values Vs the Implication of Increasing Authoritarianism in the Greater Sahel and Gulf of Guinea 21 December 2023 | Africa | Security & Conflict

African Shared Values Vs the Implication of Increasing Authoritarianism in the Greater Sahel and Gulf of Guinea

On leadership shifts that might challenge Africa's shared values and impact the entire system built around on local, regional and international level.

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Reading of the Week: Chinas Central Bank Digital Currency: A New Force in African Finance?

[ © South African Institute of International Affairs ]

  Only Nigeria has an active digital currency in Africa, but other African countries are exploring the option. Understanding the form and implications of China’s digital currency agenda, and how it may directly and indirectly shape China’s economic relations with Africa, is important in informing Africa’s own digital currency debate.  

A way forward on a US-Saudi civil nuclear agreement

[ © Brookings ]

  The Biden administration has responded positively to Saudi Arabia’s interest in civil nuclear cooperation with the United States—both because such cooperation is a Saudi condition for the normalization of Saudi-Israeli relations, which the administration strongly supports, and because it believes a bilateral civil nuclear partnership can bring important benefits to both countries.  

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