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Stephen Chan

Professor of World Politics, SOAS, University of London

Stephen Chan was awarded an OBE for "services to Africa and higher education" in the summer of 2010, alongside receiving the 2010 Eminent Scholar in Global Development award of the International Studies Association.

Professor Chan has published 27 books on international relations and more than 200 articles and reviews in the academic and specialist press, as well as over 100 journalistic feature articles. His books include Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence, Kaunda and Southern Africa: Image and Reality in Foreign Policy, and Citizen of Africa: Conversations with Morgan Tsvangirai. His most recent work is The End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism.

He participated in the transition to independence of Zimbabwe, the reconstruction of Uganda after the fall of Idi Amin, and also advised and trained government ministries in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Kenya. He established a consortium that trained the Eritrean Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately before and after independence in 1993. He was also part of a consortium that trained the parliamentarians and ministers of post-Dergue Ethiopia from 1998-9. From 2006-7 he was a member of the Africa-China-US Trilateral Dialogue, an effort to establish a common set of principles to help govern the emerging trade wars involving the three continents.

Zambia: debt, unpaid salaries and a poor harvest have sown seeds of crisis

May 02, 2019 17:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views

In the volatile landscape of southern Africa, Zambia is often overlooked. It played a huge role in the liberation struggles of its neighbours. The ANC, banned in South Africa by the apartheid government, established its...

New hope in Nigeria, but Zimbabwe struggles with the same old problems

Dec 04, 2018 16:39 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

There has been a sense of transition in both Nigeria and Zimbabwe recently. In Nigeria, Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili launched her presidential election campaign. She is not expected to win in the 2019 election. At best, she...

Zimbabwe: troubled nation now faces tough foreign policy choices

Oct 04, 2018 14:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The toxic presidency of Mugabe may be over, but the new Zimbabwean government of Emerson Mnangagwa must quickly make some hard foreign policy decisions if it is to change the countrys fortunes. For so far no major foreign...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries gain ahead of Fed Chair Powell’s speech, 2-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries gained during Tuesdays afternoon session, ahead of a speech by Jerome Powell, the Governor of the Federal Reserve, scheduled to be delivered today by 17:00GMT, besides, a host of speeches by other...

German bunds trade mixed ahead of June consumer price inflation data

The German bunds traded mixed during European trading session Tuesday ahead of the countrys and eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the month of June, scheduled to be released on June 27 and 28 by 12:00GMT...

RBI likely to adopt further rate cuts after aggressively joining the dove camp, says Commerzbank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has joined the dove camp by cutting rates aggressively, and further cuts are widely expected, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. Viral Acharya, RBIs youngest deputy...

Australia’s tax cuts likely to boost household consumption in September and December quarters, says ANZ Research

Australias tax cuts is expected to boost household consumption in the September and December quarters by approximately $7.2 billion; as returns vary in timing; a slower and more spread-out pattern of spending growth is...

JGB yields plummet over U.S.-Iran military tensions ahead of U.S.-China trade talks

The Japanese government bonds closed higher on Tuesday as investors remain worried over the United States military sanctions on Iran, that pushed demand for safe-haven assets ahead the trade talks between the U.S. and...

Politics

Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump: Michael Wolff Book Claims Donald Trump’s Favorite Child Isn’t a Fan of His Wife

There have been several books and articles published about the relationship of the United States First Lady Melania Trump with her step-daughter Ivanka Trump. Now, Michael Wolffs latest book Siege: Trump Under Fire claims...

Donald Trump Signs New Sanctions Aimed at Iran Supreme Leader and Other Iranian Officials

Iran and the United States have been going back and forth for the last few months. Now, the latter has retaliated as President Donald Trump signed on Monday a new set of sanctions aimed explicitly at Irans high-ranking...

CAR: a society without authority, where children's schooling suffers

The news from the Central African Republic (CAR) is rarely good. The country has been involved in an on-and-off war for at least 20 years. It has been rated as having the lowest human development in the world. It is also...

Final 2019 election results: education divide explains the Coalition's upset victory

At the May 18 election, the size of the lower house was expanded from 150 to 151 seats. The Coalition parties won 77 seats (up one since the 2016 election), Labor 68 (down one) and the crossbench six (up one). The...

Mass protests protect Hong Kong's legal autonomy from China – for now

Protesters in Hong Kong have achieved a major victory in their fight to protect their legal system from Chinese interference. On June 15, in response to massive popular resistance, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced...

Science

Black plastic can't be recycled – but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energy

The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use. Since plastics were invented in the 1950s, about 8,300m metric tonnes (Mt) have been made, but over half...

Meet the naked mole-rat: impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should

The naked mole-rat is perhaps one of the most bizarre beasts on the planet. At first glance, it looks like little more than a cocktail sausage with legs and teeth. But beneath its wrinkly pink skin, this creatures strange...

Marijuana News: China Blames Increase in Cannabis Trafficking in Canada, U.S.

Last year, Canada became the second country to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana. Meanwhile, more states in America are doing the same with others eyeing to follow suit in the near future. Now, China claims they...

Vladimir Putin's U.S. Relationship Turns Sour 'By the Hour' While He Shares Sweet Dessert With Xi Jinping

In a recent interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed that he thinks his countrys relationship with the United States is getting worse by the hour. Meanwhile, he has repeatedly said that Russia ties with Xi...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Colombia Decriminalizes HIV Transmission But 75 Countries Can Still Imprison People for It

Patients living with HIV are not only struggling with the medical complications that it brings while a cure has not been found yet. They also have to deal with the stigma that comes with being diagnosed as HIV-positive....

Technology

‘GTA 6’ Release Date: Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick Hints Next Entry Might Come Out in 2020

With all the rumors involving GTA 6, theres still no substantial evidence when the title will hit the market. However, recent statements from Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick may have hinted that the title might not be too far...

iOS 12 Jailbreak Latest News, Update: Is tfp0 Vulnerability the Solution for a Working Exploit?

Previously, security researcher Dany Lisiansky said that while Apple currently has the upper hand regarding the ongoing battle involving iOS 12 jailbreak, hes confident that a solution may be forthcoming. Now, it appears...

‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’ Release Date: Eiji Aonuma’s Comments Confused Fans Regarding Sequel’s Theme

Nintendo has confirmed that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is currently in development resulting in millions of gamers exploding with delight. As can be expected, the studio isnt giving out a lot of details about...

iPhone 11 Release Date: Is Apple Being Lazy with the Design of its Triple Camera?

Following the release of the iPhone 11s schematics, a lot of people have been criticizing Apple for their rather lazy design for the handset. Where most of its top competitors have evolved to suit the requests of their...

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Release Date: Sequel Rumored to Come out in February 2020; How Likely Is It?

The hype surrounding the The Last of Us Part 2 still hasnt died down even though it made no appearance during this years E3. As can be expected, one of the most talked about aspect of the sequel is when is it going to come...
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