President of the AU Alpha Conde, European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and President of the EU Jean-Claude Juncker.
The transformation of the EU-Africa summit series into the EU-AU summit is more than just a change of name. It reflects the increasing recognition of the AU as an international actor.
China's presence in Africa continues to grow with its first military base in Djibouti. It wants to be a friend to Africa positioning itself as a global power while looking after its own interests.
The 28th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The African Union is changing the way it does business. Its new reforms, led by Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, call for fewer strategic priorities and addressing bureaucratic bottlenecks.
A French soldier involved in Operation Barkhane to keep Al Qaeda at bay in the desert of northern Mali patrols a street in Timbuktu.
The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa in response to Islamist threat. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations
Americans’ ignorance about Africa persists despite efforts by presidents Kennedy and Obama to forge stronger ties with the continent.
The time has come for developed nations to eliminate the large pockets of ignorance which exist in their societies about Africa and other peoples. Globalisation demands that people think differently.
Tourists visit the Great Wall of China.The problem of racism in the country is bigger than that of Afrophobia.
Although ‘race’ as a biological category was discredited long ago, racial thinking or racialism is still common in China.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn greets US President Barack Obama on his arrival in Ethiopia.
Between 1995 and 2013 the US provided about US$98 billion in aid to sub-Saharan Africa. But the country's economic and political reach is slowly declining.
China’s President Xi Jinping on a state visit to Zimbabwe.
The increasing importance of non-traditional donors such as China has meant that the economic and political stronghold of Western countries in sub-Sahara Africa has gradually ebbed.
The reality of Chinese investment in African agriculture has yet to catch up with the hype.
Agriculture featured prominently at the 2015 Forum on China-Africa Co-operation, but the reality has yet to catch up to the hype about China's involvement in African agriculture.
The Chinese and South African governments, led by presidents Xi Jingping and Jacob Zuma, cement ties during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
When it comes to the global political economy, no one "talks left and walks right" more than China, a dominant player in global capitalism. South African and Chinese aspirations have much in common.
An example of the restoration of a degraded mountain slope in China. The country has numerous initiatives underway to battle climate change.
China has many climate issues, but the steps the country is taking to combat these issues is being recognised worldwide.
Graduation at Fudan University in Shanghai. Education is an important instrument in building China’s global status.
In China, education is more than a means to deliver high skilled labour. The country has constructed its education policy to demonstrate its ambition to become a global power.
China’s choice of South Africa to host the China-Africa summit underscores the special relationship between the two countries.
The Africa-China summit will provide an opportunity to get a feel for how Chinese President Xi Jinping is responding to democratic developments in Africa.
Asian and African leaders march together, with China’s President Xi at the center.
China has been spreading its wealth around to increase its influence, but what can the recipients of its largesse learn from its actions in Africa?
India’s Narendra Modi addressing African leaders in New Delhi.
India is keeping its Africa policy steady, but the shared language of anti-colonialism may fade away.