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If you spend enough time around researchers or market analysts you will learn one adage—it’s not what a company says that is important, it’s where a company puts its money that matters. 465 more words
In considering security sector reform, questions of affordability have often been subordinated to questions of effectiveness and expediency. A recent series of reviews of security expenditures by the World Bank and other actors in Liberia, Mali, Niger and Somalia has highlighted several emerging issues around the (re)construction of security institutions in fragile and conflict-affected states. 2,306 more words
Prêcher dans le désert: islam politique et changement social en Mauritanie (Karthala, 2013) by Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem, the preeminent scholar working on political Islam and religious social movements in Mauritania, chronicles the history of Mauritania’s Islamist sub-cultures and political trends from the time of independence through the present. 479 more words
In this article, Malan Rietveld and Aniket Shah provide interesting economic data about the Sahel, discuss the contribution of the private sector to the development of the region, and propose strategies for regional integration.
Last month, the Togolese FM Robert Dussey visited Berlin for talks with German FM Steinmeier . According to the official statements, main topics were Togo’s political development, the unstable security situation in Mali and the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. 1,097 more words