Stories about International Relations from December, 2019
"The majority of the people are worried about losing their homes, farmlands and water resources. Some people voiced concerns about losing natural resources and heritage places."
8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist
Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system.
Overall, our coverage in the past 12 months highlighted stories of protests and internet shutdowns from across the region.
"...No one put pressure on President Jammeh to stop his atrocities. ... We don't want others to feel our pain or our fate," said The Gambia's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou.
Smaller NATO members like the Baltics know all too well the consequences of underestimating the threat on their eastern borders.