Posts Tagged ‘Central African Republic’

Tell Me Again — What Does “Fragile States” Mean? – Jean R. AbiNader

. * Fund for Peace releases 2014 Fragile States Index *  . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 27, 2014 This week, the Fund for Peace (FfP) and Foreign Policy magazine released the 10th edition of the Fragile States Index (FSI). At the launch event, the program consisted of two panels: the first focused on the report and major findings from 2013. The second featured two experts speaking on the impact ...

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Maroc Telecom More Than Doubles its Footprint in Africa – Jean AbiNader

. * Acquires six companies as part of Etisalat’s takeover strategy* . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC May 16, 2014 In a blockbuster deal announced earlier this week, the UAE telecoms firm, Etisalat, which has just completed its purchase of Vivendi’s 53-percent share of Maroc Telecom, sold its existing African operations to Maroc Telecom. For the Moroccan company, this adds Benin, Central African Republic, a second company in Gabon, Ivory Coast, ...

Weaving Together The Neighborhood: How Progress Grows Through Regional Integration – Jean R. AbiNader

 . *King of Morocco building strong transactional network among West Africa partners*  . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 15, 2014 There may be political issues on which political leaders disagree, but one common goal unites them – generating jobs, especially ones that change citizens from low wage earners to middle class workers. This is the revolution that is being projected for Africa, and one of its interlocutors may well be ...

Ambassadors Roundtable: “Regional Solutions to Challenges in Africa” – Jean R. AbiNader

  * African representatives reinforce Moroccan King’s message: Africa must solve Africa’s issues * Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 7, 2014 Seven African Ambassadors, as well as State Department officials, and leading think tank analysts on Africa met last week to discuss how African countries are facing the diverse and complex challenges to human and economic development on the continent. It was a timely event as King Mohammed VI of ...

New Opportunities, and Ongoing Challenges, to Promoting Security in North Africa – Caitlin Dearing Scott, David Bloom

…. . Caitlin Dearing Scott, David Bloom, MAC January 27, 2014 There have been both encouraging and disturbing developments in the security situation in the Maghreb and Sahel over the past few weeks. First – the encouraging news.   Last week, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced his country’s plan to bolster its security presence in the Sahel and reorganize it to “be more reactive about potential crises.” France plans to ...
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