Italy and Libya: A Risk of Rising Mediterranean Migration?
January 8, 2020
Dating from as far back as the colonial era, Italy and Libya have had a dysfunctional relationship marred by a legacy of domination, but also marked by lasting and close trade ties. Aside from trade, the most important recent area of cooperation has been controlling migration. In 2008, Italy agreed to pay Colonel Gaddafi $5bn to stop migrant boats from leaving Libya. Recent agreements build on this pattern of Italian support in exchange for control of migration, though…
East Africa Stability Forecast
January 6, 2020
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Somali-Kenya relations cracked but not broken
January 2, 2020
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has postponed a hearing first raised by Somalia in 2014, over a Somalian-Kenyan maritime dispute concerning an approximately 100,000 square kilometre area in the Indian Ocean until June 8, 2020. Both countries lay claim to the area which is thought to be rich in oil and gas resources. This dispute had caused rising tensions between the two East African nations, with flights cancelled between Mogadishu and Nairobi, rejections of visas for Somalian MPs…
American Style Wall in Africa
September 3, 2019
Equatorial Guinea is planning to construct a 183 KM long border wall to separate themselves from Cameroon. The idea is to limit migrants from coming into the country looking for jobs and to protect its own citizens. It blames Cameroon for these migrants passing into Equatorial Guinea unencumbered. Equatorial Guinea, while rich in oil, most of the population still lives in poverty, so any migrants coming into the nation has the potential of affecting the economy for the…
Aid Worker Safety and Security: At What Cost?
August 15, 2019
2018 was the fourth most dangerous year on record for aid workers according to the annual Aid Worker Security Report released in June by the non-governmental organisation Humanitarian Outcomes. According to a Humanitarian Outcome’s Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD)report,126 aid workers lost their lives because of violence last year. The report attributes the increasing impunity of state and non-state actors to the rise in deaths, with little safeguarding for protection or justice. Last year was also…
Femicide in Bolivia: A State of Emergency
August 14, 2019
The murder of over 70 women as of July this year in Bolivia has prompted the government to take emergency action. With only 11 million people, Bolivia finds itself in the difficult position of being one of the most dangerous countries for women in Latin America, the region with the highest rate of femicide in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines femicide as the murder of women because they are women and more broadly…