Incident in Louvre to fuel alt-right rhetoric in French presidential elections

Key details: 04/02/2017 from Qatar Assessment: Whilst the incident in the Louvre Museum was committed by an Egyptian, the implications of this incident along with the recent attack in Quebec – which was committed by an alt-right white supremacist – it can be argued that it will affect the rhetoric of the French presidential elections and it can be expected that this incident will be used to fuel the causes of the far-right candidates. This lean to the far-right in the French presidential elections is populism at work as it is deemed to be the “cancer of democracy” where order and security are prioritised thus[…]

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President-elect Trump to take the back seat in African involvement

Key details: 14/01/2017 from Tanzania Assessment: President-elect Trump has implied that, during his term as president, America will be taking the back seat when it comes to their policy and engagements in Africa such as foreign aid, and investments – contrary to their previous dominant position in the continent and the rest of the world. The president conveys little interest and doubts any return in their investments on the continent saying, “With so much corruption in Africa, how much of our funding is stolen? Why should we spend these funds on Africa when we are suffering here in the U.S.?”. This, arguably, has repercussions on[…]

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