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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.

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to confront South Africa's bleak future

Dec 20, 2017 17:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Among all the remarkable turns in African politics this year, one of the most momentous was Decembers ANC party congress in South Africa, where the party chose a new president: Cyril Ramaphosa, who narrowly bested...

Global Geopolitics Series

Western leaders take their eyes off Africa at just the wrong moment

Jun 01, 2017 12:42 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Almost none of the Western worlds leaders have paid much attention to Africa in recent months. One exception was Frances newly-elected president, Emmanuel Macron, who visited Mali shortly after his inauguration. His trip...

Jacob Zuma's brazen venality may be exhausting even his ANC allies

Apr 03, 2017 13:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

After months of trying, South Africas President Zuma has at last decisively fired his finance minister, Pravin Gordhan. The move was met with huge disquiet within the ANC, and a predictably sharp drop in the value of the...

From Gabon to Zimbabwe, African presidents are under siege

Sep 03, 2016 10:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

Its sometimes democracy as we know it albeit with twists and turns but there is certainly a new appetite for political pluralism developing in Africa. This sometimes leads not only to change, but to deep division. In...

Zimbabwe's finance minister makes a doomed pitch to London's big businesses

Jul 05, 2016 18:03 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

As British politics descended into a post-EU referendum melee of opportunism, betrayal, resignations, and votes of no confidence, the UK was in no position to lecture others on good governance. Fitting then, perhaps, that...

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Economy

NZ delivers healthy trade balance on back of strong export data, export volumes to drop away seasonally

New Zealand delivered a healthy trade balance on the back of strong export data for meat, forestry and dairy. The lift in exports more than offset the stronger than expected import data which was bolstered by the aircraft...

USD/INR likely to head for 68 support or even lower, oil prices and US-China trade tensions to be closely eyed: Scotiabank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to head for the 68 support or even lower levels, while keeping a close eye on oil prices and US-China trade tensions, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. US...

Australian bond yields plunge tracking U.S. 10-year peer as investors fret over long trade skirmish

Australian government bond yields plunged during Asian session of the last trading day of the week Friday tracking the United States 10-year counterpart which fell to its lowest since 2017, following deepening angst among...

USD/HKD spot likely to hover around 7.85 in run-up to G-20 Osaka Summit, with rising upside risks: Scotiabank

The USD/HKD currency spot is expected to hover around 7.85 in the run-up to the G-20 Osaka Summit, with rising upside risks to USD/HKD forwards. If risk sentiment improves, USD/HKD will slide in response as HKMA aggregate...

Australian bonds sink on never-ending U.S.-China trade war issues; 10-year yield hits fresh record low

Australian government bonds sunk during Asian trading session Thursday as U.S.-China trade worries remained at the fore with news that the U.S. was considering more Chinese tech firms would be added to the blacklist. As...

Politics

Donald Trump Tax Returns: Democratic-led House Committee Gets 'Help' From Federal Judge, NY Senate in Financial Records Subpoena

A federal judge decision and a potentially game-changing New York state law are not helping United States President Donald Trump from keeping his tax returns from being scrutinized in a Congress investigation. POTUS then...

Melania Trump Body Language: She Looks 'Uncomfortable' in Recent Photos vs. 2016 Campaign Picture, Expert Says

United States President Donald Trump has an apparent habit of starting a tweetstorm in the middle of the night or too early in the morning. First Lady Melania Trump, on the other hand, has a completely different approach...

Vladimir Putin Girlfriend Rumors: Who Is Alina Kabaeva? Did She Just Gave Birth to Russian President’s Twin Boys?

Vladimir Putin is one of the most controversial state leaders for various reasons, including his policies deemed to be anti-LGBT and derailing freedom of speech. But the Russian president is also making headlines for his...

Vladimir Putin: Does the Russian President Watch 'Game of Thrones'?

Game of Thrones will officially close its curtains after its final episode on Sunday, May 19. Is Russian President Vladimir Putin one of the people who would be tuning in to see who sits on the Iron Throne? The question...

Donald Trump Net Worth: U.S. President’s Favorite Mar-a-Lago Resort Earned Less in 2018

Donald Trump may no longer be actively taking care of his businesses but it still earns him a sizeable amount of money every year. However, his latest annual financial report showed that his favorite getaway destination,...

Science

Cancer Cure Found in Ancient Fish? Study Leans on to Parasitic Eel-Like Fish for Better Brain Cancer Treatment

Scientists around the world have various strategies finding the potential cancer cure or come up with a much better treatment regimen to help patients live longer. Researchers from Wisconsin and Texas recently published a...

HIV/AIDS Cure News: 50,000 Individuals Consume ‘Miracle Cure’ That’s Really Industrial Bleach Distributed in Uganda by US Pastor

Around 50,000 people in Uganda were allegedly convinced by an American pastor to consume a so-called miracle cure for HIV/AIDS. The problem is the said substance was already flagged down by the United States Food and Drug...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Scientists May Have Found a Way to End HIV Transmission

Apart from finding a complete cure for HIV/AIDS, another important aspect of tackling the epidemic is looking for an effective way to stop its transmission. Scientists may have made a great discovery in that area. A...

Cancer Cure 2019: Researchers Focus on Helping Patients Live Longer

The world has yet to find a complete cure for cancer. But scientists are continuously working in developing and improving treatment strategies. A leading research institute for cancer recently announced a new and...

Cancer Cure 2019: Potentially Effective Vaccine Can Teach Immune System to Heal Tumors

Finding the cure for cancer also requires scientists and researchers to find various strategies on how to heal or destroy cancer cells and tumors. A recently published study offers an interesting approach as it revealed...

Technology

‘League of Legends Mobile’ Rumors: Mobile Version Could Help Shore Up Lagging Profits, Intense Competition Expected

For anyone who might not have been following the developments regarding League of Legends, it might have seemed like a mobile version for the game was already out. However, this is not the case, but it could soon change...

‘Far Cry 6’ Rumors, Predictions: Multiple Locations and Characters, Battle Royale

There have been little to no official details about Far Cry 6 coming out of Ubisoft, but there are enough rumors and supposed leaks to drown this little tidbit out. Among the most compelling is the possibility of the game...

‘Alita: Battle Angel 2’ Release Date, Rumors: Sequel Needs More Fan Support, Buy the Blu-ray/DVD Release

There have been many times in the past when canceled or floundering properties were saved by fan enthusiasm via the purchase of merchandise. Family Guy is a good example of this after it was brought back by Fox following...

‘GTA 6’ Rumors, Speculations: Completely Games-As-A-Service? Last Major Installment?

There used to be a time when gamers could reliably count on Rockstar to keep delivering high quality Grand Theft Auto games every year or two. However, following the rising appeal of so-called Games-as-a-Service and the...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Features, Gameplay: Will There be New Teasers, Playable Demo at E3 2019?

In a few weeks, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 is happening and a number of high-profile gaming-related announcements are likely happening. But as for fans anticipating the release of Cyberpunk 2077 the common...
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