Morocco says will apply to join the ECOWAS, and 85% of its foreign direct investment today are in other African countries
On his last visit to the African Union in Ethiopia, Ban Ki-Moon had an entourage of 79. By contrast, in January his successor Guterres arrived in Addis Ababa with just 2 other people.
The job will almost undoubtedly become even more demanding in 2017, with the usual logjams to be expected at the Security Council and crises mushrooming from South Sudan to Syria
Jammeh could be raising the stakes, to get an ECOWAS-guarantee of safety, and even immunity, as part of his severance package
With the white minority regimes in southern Africa now long gone, Botswana has lost its claim to exceptionalism
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