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28 Nov 2019

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Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Africa

World Bank Group

This report revisits the challenges and opportunities to tackle Africa’s poverty, drawing on the latest evidence. It focuses on the income opportunities of the poor, the policies needed to support these opportunities, and the resources needed to finance pro-poor investments.

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The genesis of insurgency in northern Mozambique

Institute for Security Studies

Insurgents have attacked towns and villages in Cabo Delgado, the poorest province in Mozambique. The government has responded by sending in the military to stamp out the assailants, using ‘whatever it takes’, amid suspicions that foreign fighters from Tanzania have radicalised local youth who are behind the violence. Other measures to counter the violence include an extra-judicial state of emergency and the suppression of information.

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South Sudan Peace Process The Challenge to the Implementation of the R-ARCSS

The SUDD Institute

The question of whether the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) would be formed on the 12th of November 2019, as the parties have agreed, is most desired and this Policy Brief attempts to answer it.The analysis is based on prior literature, key informant interviews, and a public discussion involving the parties to the agreement.

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Tunisia: In Brief

Congressional Research Service

Tunisia remains the sole country to have made a durable transition to democracy as a result of the 2011 “Arab Spring.” Tunisians adopted a new constitution in 2014 and have since held two competitive national elections resulting in peaceful transfers of power. In September-October 2019 general elections, voters largely rejected established parties and candidates in favor of independents and non-career politicians. At the same time, living standards have worsened for many Tunisians, increasing pressure on political leaders.

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Tunisia’s Sustainable Democratization: Between New and Anti-Politics in the 2019 Presidential Election

Ajazzera Center for Studies

The election of retired constitutional law professor, Kais Saied, as Tunisia’s new president, has triggered a wide array of reactions and energized hopes for a promising Arab democracy at last. During his campaign as a low-profile candidate with no established political affiliation, he asserted, "I am independent and will remain so until the end of my life." Some analysts have paid close attention to the dialectic between the presumed ‘effectiveness’ of the political institutions and citizen participation.

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

Congressional Research Service

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a significant U.S. partner in Gulf security, helping to address multiple regional threats by hosting U.S. military personnel at UAE military facilities and buying sophisticated U.S. military equipment. The alliance with the United States is expected to continue after UAE President Shaykh Khalifa bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan, who suffered an incapacitating stroke in January 2014, is succeeded by his younger brother and de-facto UAE leader Shaykh Muhammad bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan.

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Iran’s Nuclear Archive and the IAEA’s Responsibilities

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

In an April 2018 press conference, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disclosed that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency had conducted a raid on a warehouse in Iran the previous January, removing a half-ton of files cataloguing Tehran’s efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. This report assesses that the IAEA has not demonstrably satisfied its mandate, it begins with an overview of the archive’s contents and significance. It examines the IAEA’s pre-JCPOA efforts to inspect and report on Iran’s nuclear program pursuant to the NPT, CSA, and AP.

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Le Cyberespace africain: un champ aux contradictions manifestes

Policy Center for the New South

L’évolution du cyberespace s’est traduite par son intégration dans le champ des relations internationales à travers les transformations introduites dans les concepts de la Puissance, de la dissuasion et de la souveraineté. Dans cet environnement aux multiples facettes, l’Afrique, dont la digitalisation est en nette expansion, tente d’y prendre pied sans être préparée ni en termes de ressources humaines judicieusement formées, ni sur le register des infrastructures physiques et informatiques nécessaires.

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Women in the gig economy (Paid work, care and flexibility in Kenya and South Africa)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)  

The gig economy, in which digital platforms bring together workers and the purchasers of their services, is expanding globally. Though exponential growth is forecast in traditionally female-dominated sectors – notably on-demand household services including cooking, cleaning and care work – little research to date has focused on gendered experiences of gig work or on gig workers outside of North America and Europe. 

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Rapport annuel sur la Géopolitique de l'Afrique 2019

Policy Center for the New South

 Le Rapport sur la géopolitique de l’Afrique s’inscrit dans une série de documents annuels publiés par le Policy Center for the New South (PCNS). Les grandes évolutions du continent y sont traitées, avec une large place faite à l’analyse prospective. Ce rapport s’ajoute ainsi au Rapport annuel sur l’économie de l’Afrique et au Rapport Arcadia (Annual Report on Commodity Analytics and Dynamics in Africa), portant les analyses de chercheurs issus du Nord comme du Sud.

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