Daily Archives: September 11, 2016


Annan’s Myanmar Visit Signals Progress In The Rohingya Issue

Kofi Annan’s recent trip to Myanmar highlighted the continued legal, emotional and political limbo faced by the Rohingya, a minority group of mostly Muslim faith concentrated in Rakhine state in Myanmar.  Annan asserted that his position as chair of an advisory commission set by Myanmar’s foreign minister and former jailed […]


Gabon’s 2016 Presidential Election: A Source of Domestic Instability?

Gabon, located in Western Africa, has been a relatively stable country since independence in 1960. As a former France colony, Gabon maintains its close ties with France under the system named “Francafrique”. As BBC’s “Gabon country profile” explains, Gabon receives political and military support from France in exchange for business […]