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Alex Vines

Alex Vines

Dr. Alex Vines is Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House.
    Hope, peace and reconciliation: Pope Francis in Mozambique
    Hope, peace and reconciliation: Pope Francis in Mozambique
    Pope Francis’ visit to Mozambique from September 4 to 6 comes at a critical political moment. The theme for the papal Africa trip —...
    Third time lucky for peace in Mozambique?
    Third time lucky for peace in Mozambique?
    On Tuesday, a comprehensive peace agreement was signed by Mozambican President and Frelimo boss Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade. It is...
    Continental drifts towards Africa
    Continental drifts towards Africa
    Last year the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia and the European Union unveiled their new strategies for Africa and China, Germany and...
    Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
    Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
    João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms and the consolidation of power. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit...
    Remembering a warlord democrat
    Remembering a warlord democrat
    Although I was Renamo’s fiercest critic of its human rights record during the last years of the civil war, I always appreciated that, at its...
    Mixed outlook for Africa in 2018
    Mixed outlook for Africa in 2018
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