Some African states resisted the demand for a wider definition of “conflict diamonds” to include government violence. They even suspected it was part a “regime change” agenda.
The number of sub-Saharan African countries in debt distress or facing high risk of debt distress rose from 7 in 2013 to 12 in 2016…time for bailouts.
Border disputes have proliferated, as only a third of Africa’s 83,000 km of land borders are properly demarcated!
Angola’s Lourenço, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa and South Africa’s Ramaphosa all made star turns at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, visibly signalling re-entry into the global community.
In April IOM warned that its staff in Niger and Libya had “documented shocking events on North African migrant routes, which they have described as “slave markets”.