For France’s Sahel Mission, Echoes of Afghanistan

The chaotic aftermath of Washington’s troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is being followed with a mix of trepidation and glee thousands of kilometers away — in Africa’s Sahel, where another foreign power, France, also vows to wind down its long-running counterinsurgency operation, at least in its present form. As the United States continued to evacuate thousands […]

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Malawi President Pledges to Intervene in Fertilizer Price Rise

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera says he will take steps to mitigate the steep rise of fertilizer prices which have doubled in the last year. He says about 80 percent of Malawi farmers can no longer afford to buy fertilizer. Farmers in Malawi say the rise in fertilizer prices is likely to affect production in this […]

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The Reality of Aid Report 2020/2021: Aid in the Context of Conflict, Fragility, and the Climate Emergency

1. INTRODUCTION A triple crisis of poverty, inequality, and a climate emergency, compounded by a global pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed disturbing limits in global solidarity, particularly on the part of the international donor community. In a matter of months, the pandemic has exposed long-standing structural inequalities both within and between countries Despite some […]

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