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26 September 2019

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READING OF THE WEEK

 


NORTH AFRICA / SAHEL / SUB – SAHARA

Algeria In Focus

Congressional Research Service - CRS

Large peaceful protests in Algeria have upended the established political order since early 2019 and ushered in a new era of uncertainty. Following Bouteflika’s resignation, Algeria’s parliament recognized Senate leader Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president, with elections to be held within 90 days. In June, however, Algeria’s Constitutional Council canceled elections planned for July 4 after disqualifying the only two candidates who had registered.

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L’appareil sécuritaire et la transition politique au Soudan

Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire - IRSEM

Depuis le 11 avril 2019 et le renversement d’Omar el-Béchir, le Soudan s’est engagé dans un processus politique incertain et complexe. Parmi les nombreuses questions soulevées domine celle de l’ampleur et de la nature des mutations en cours : s’agit-il d’un véritable changement de régime ou d’une simple transformation du système pour survivre à la crise ? Afin d’y répondre, il est nécessaire de s’intéresser à l’appareil sécuritaire car c’est lui qui a pris les rênes du pouvoir, en particulier l’armée, et qui s’impose comme l’acteur central de la transition face à l’opposition civile.

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Situation in South Sudan

United Nations

The present report is submitted pursuant to UNSCR 2459 (2019), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2020 and requested the SG to report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 90 days. It covers political and security developments between 29 May and 27 August 2019, the humanitarian and human rights situation and progress made in the implementation of the Mission’s mandate.

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MIDDLE-EAST

The Future Structure of the Yemen State

Middle East Institute

After more than four years of fighting, the war in Yemen continues to drag on. Currently, there are multiple, rival authorities in different regions of the country, and the individuals in power disagree whether there should be one state, two states, or multiple states. They also disagree whether the future states of Yemen should be independent or linked through a federal or confederal system of government.

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The Paradox of Syria’s Reconstruction

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has regained power, thanks to Russian and Iranian military assistance, it has turned to the country’s reconstruction. Yet Assad’s primary aim has not been to reverse the ravages of war. Instead, his regime has designed reconstruction to reward the loyalty of its network of crony capitalists and foreign allies and to punish former rebel communities, many of whom were economically marginalized before the war began.

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Arab Human Development Report - Towards Inclusive Citizenship in Arab Countries

United Nations Development Programme - UNDP

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders have committed to coherent and comprehensive global action for sustainable development. Citizens are important agents for achieving the SDGs, and states have obligations to their citizens. But the way the roles of citizens and state institutions translate into practice has implications for different people and groups who risk being excluded by the state in delivering on the SDGs. The present research paper was prepared to provide the conceptual framework for a forthcoming Arab Human Development Report.

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TRANSNATIONAL

Le retour militaire de la Russie en Afrique subsaharienne : quels fondements ?

Groupe de recherche et d’information sur la paix et la sécurité - GRIP  

Au mois de mars 2018, Sergueï Lavrov, le ministre russe des Affaires étrangères, a successivement visité cinq États de l’Afrique subsaharienne — l’Angola, la Namibie, le Mozambique, le Zimbabwe et l’Éthiopie. Cette visite historique, qui constitue le plus important déplacement d’une délégation diplomatique russe en Afrique subsaharienne depuis trente ans, n’a pas manqué de soulever des questionnements. Quels sont les ressorts de la coopération militaire et sécuritaire russe dans cette région du monde ? Quels intérêts sous-tendent réellement ce « réengagement » militaire ? Quelle est la portée de la « présence » militaire russe en Afrique subsaharienne ?.

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Les financements chinois dans le secteur des transports en Afrique - un risque maîtrisé

Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire - IRSEM

L’implication de la Chine dans le financement d’infrastructures de transport a pris une ampleur inédite sur le continent africain au XXIe siècle. L’ampleur des financements chinois dans plusieurs pays africains a contribué à augmenter la dette de ceux-ci de manière significative, entraînant plusieurs mises en garde du FMI et de la Banque mondiale sur les niveaux dangereux de la dette. La politique chinoise de financements massifs dans le secteur des infrastructures de transport en Afrique s’ancre dans un nouveau discours de politique étrangère qui a pris forme sous Xi Jinping.

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