Towards a Shared African Future

Each year, Africa Day presents us with an opportunity to reinforce our unity, celebrate our diversity, and contemplate the challenges that face us as Africans. Over the past years we have watched Africa progress before our very eyes, from a continent plagued by myriad difficulties to a land of promise and prospects. In the Egyptian […]

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Egypt’s Foreign Policy in 2015: Taking Stock and Moving Forward…

Translation of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s interview in Al-Ahram on 19 December 2015: http://www.ahram.org.eg/NewsQ/460623.aspx     Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry…. we are approaching the end of 2015 and all the external challenges it held for Egypt … regionally and internationally…. Overall, are you satisfied with the performance of Egyptian foreign policy during 2015? In general, I […]

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South Sudan’s Peace Agreement… A Word of Caution

On 26 August, 2015, South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement in Juba with rebel leader Riek Machar. Machar, who was the former vice president of South Sudan, broke off in December 2013 sparking a civil war that has ripped apart the newest country in the world. Although Machar had already signed the agreement in Addis Ababa on 17 August, Kiir had called for a two-week extension for further consultations. […]

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