South Africa’s Ruling Party Wins Elections Despite Ebbing Support

On May 8, South Africa held its most competitive and consequential general election since the first post-Apartheid multi-racial elections in 1994. It will be used as a marker to determine how well the new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been received by the public after former President Jacob Zuma was ousted by his own party.

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Interview with Marcel Yameogo: Diplo Grad and Presidential Candidate in Burkina Faso

Mr. Yameogo is not your ordinary graduate student; he is the national General Secretary for the Congress for Democracy and Progress Party (CDP) in his home country of Burkina Faso. In addition, he is a candidate for the 2020 Burkina Faso presidential elections.

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Students Attend Study Abroad Trip in Ethiopia

During the 2019 Spring break, fifteen diplomacy students and I had the opportunity to study abroad in Ethiopia. The trip’s parallel academic course, African Union Conflict Resolution Mechanisms, was open to both undergraduate and graduate students alike. Dr. Assefaw Bariagaber, Professor of African Studies and the Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability Certificate Program, led the trip alongside Susan Malcolm, General-Secretary of the School of Diplomacy.

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No End in Sight for Algerian Presidential Protests

Protests continue to rock Algeria, an energy-rich country in northern Africa that hasn’t seen demonstrations this large since the 2011 Arab Spring. The protests follow the decision of the sitting president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, which he has since regressed from, to run for a fifth term and continue his two-decade-long rule.

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