Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, July 26, 2018
Q&AOn July 14, Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned, following a week of violent protests over a government plan to end fuel subsidies. In an email interview, Robert Maguire discusses the issues behind the fuel subsidy plan and the protests, and how the episode will affect President Jovenel Moise’s policy agenda.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Q&ABangladesh’s anti-drug campaign, launched in May, has resulted in 138 deaths as of this month, alarming human rights activists and spurring comparisons to the brutal anti-drug crackdown in the Philippines. In an email interview, Ali Riaz discusses Bangladesh’s drug abuse problem and the drivers of the current crackdown.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Africa WatchCongolese President Joseph Kabila delivered his state-of-the-nation address Thursday, but he did not say whether he would be a presidential candidate in December, opting instead to keep the country in suspense. Read up on that and other stories from across the continent in our weekly roundup of Africa news.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Friday, July 20, 2018
Q&AOn Monday, Equatorial Guinea opened a National Dialogue that was first announced in June by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has also promised an amnesty for the country’s political prisoners. In an email interview, Mark Blaisse discusses Obiang’s motives and the prospects for meaningful change.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, July 19, 2018
Elliot Waldman Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Africa WatchHundreds of Ugandans took to the streets of Kampala this week to protest a tax on the use of social media that human rights activists said reflects a desire by President Yoweri Museveni to exert control over dissent. Read up on that and other stories from across the continent in our weekly roundup of Africa news.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Friday, July 13, 2018
Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, July 12, 2018
Q&AOn Friday, Luiz Antonio Guimaraes, Sao Paolo’s attorney general from 1996 to 2004, was sworn in as the head of the Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras, known as MACCIH. In an email interview, Eric Olson discusses MACCIH’s track record and the obstacles to anti-corruption efforts in Honduras.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Africa WatchA series of recent setbacks have highlighted the many difficulties facing the G5 Sahel Joint Force, a counterterrorism initiative involving five West African countries that launched its first deployments last November. Read up on that and other stories from across the continent in our weekly roundup of Africa news.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Friday, July 6, 2018
Q&AOn June 22, Greece reached an agreement with its eurozone partners to formally exit the bailout programs that provided an economic lifeline to Athens throughout its debt crisis. In an email interview, Angelos Chryssogelos and Angelos Angelou discuss the latest deal and its implications for Greece’s budget and politics.
Monday, July 2, 2018