Most read features: 2019 edition

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Most read features: 2019 edition

16 Dec 2019

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  • International relations

With the year drawing to a close, we have rounded up our most popular features from 2019. 

The thematic focus of the Africa Portal in 2019 centred on 'Women, Power & Policy Making'. With the support of the South African Institute of International Affairs, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and the Canadian High Commission in South Africa, this series comprised a policy briefs competition, engagement with leading African women in policy making, and a women in power event hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

"The question for Sudan, as it was for Zimbabwe, is to what extent any substantive and genuine reforms will be realised if the military entrenches itself within the corridors of executive power," writes David Kiwuwa. 

Hailed by the United Nations as a model for other refugee hosting countries around the world, the revised law grants a sweeping range of rights and protections to the country's massive refugee population. Dr Mehari Taddele Maru explores. 

With the region battling old and new challenges, Basem Aly looks at the key security risks it must confront, namely: terrorism, insurgencies, border threats, economic security, and human security. 

The 2019 decision by the ICC once again underlines the fragility of the Court’s investigations and prosecution strategies, and calls its credibility and future into question, writes Marie Gibert.

With the return of great-power rivalry to the global arena, there is a real risk that the attendant UN Security Council paralysis could render peacekeeping under the UN flag impossible in strategically contentious geographies. India and African states must work together to avoid this, writes Abhijnan Rej.

Obasesam Okoi argues that the government continues to struggle to revive the economy amidst dwindling oil revenues. The situation is compounded by high unemployment, poverty and multiple insurgencies.

In celebration of International Youth Day on 12 August, Emmanuel Edudzie examines how education systems can be improved to generate employment opportunities.

Close to 50 African universities rank on the 2019 Times Higher Education list. Lisa-Anne Julien unpacks the significance and shortcomings of these global weightings. 

Over the past decade, there has been a 40 percent increase in the number of attacks against aid workers in Africa. Mirza Lopez Gil explores these trends and the outlook in conflict zones.