Blinken begins week-long Nordic Countries Trip
- Daily Brief
- May 29, 2023
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Chinese investors cut a secret deal with Congolese officials increasing their profit share of mining revenues while falling behind on promised infrastructure agreements.
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Egypt’s water interests are clashing with Sudan’s agricultural aims and Ethiopia’s energy superpower goals.
Islamist militants have made inroads into the resource-rich but marginalised Cabo Delgado region.
The president’s strategy, whether based on political stability or strategic calculations, have upended the race.
The al-Qaeda affiliate presents a complex social, economic and security challenge for Sahel nations.
The president’s bid for a third term is a fresh challenge to West Africa’s constitutional democracies.
Investment strategies and national interests are colliding with development realities in the continent.
Despite community resistance, the Islamist extremist group has gained a foothold in the security void.