Africa has been relatively peaceful in terms of inter-state violent conflicts.
It’s clear that South Africa is aligned with the Russian Federation.
Allegations of flouting international arms control rules, let alone being party to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, place the South African defence industry in a precarious position globally.
If the African delegation could convince the belligerents to find a peaceful solution, they will make a critical contribution to the climate for mediation.
The African Union compares well to other continental unions. It accomplishes more than the Commonwealth or the Francophonie.
Whichever way the ongoing armed conflict ends, the loser will be Somaliland president Muse Bihi Abdi.
The book is a gripping read for anyone interested in late 20th century history, and in the end of apartheid.
Fear has important consequences for how people vote, what they spend their money on, who they consider to be part of their communities, and who they treat as outsiders.
Tanzania’s refugee policy in the 1990s is a good example of how geopolitics affects ordinary refugees.
The US’s negative attitude towards BRICS reflects its own weakening global power, especially its inability to isolate Russia in Europe and to contain China’s growing influence.
Ghana’s regions have no autonomy, yet creating new ones is contentious as it threatens the interests of chiefs and political parties.
Sudan’s current conflict will have economic, social and political ripple effects across a number of countries
There is a risk that Sudan’s conflict could spill over into neighbouring countries.
It’s a near certainty that Kagame will be here for some time to come; but as Rwanda looks to the future, it may need or indeed demand a change of guard.
Electoral violence, low voter turnout, ethnic politics and voters’ suppression were notable features of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
Libya’s lost but found yellowcake poses no significant security risk but highlights the need for African countries to get their acts together in the area of nuclear safety and security governance.
The Sudanese crisis is the culmination of three decades of contentious energy politics among rival elites.
Expulsion of the German ambassador could be a way of warning other embassies, especially France, to steer clear of Chadian politics and support for the opposition.
Zanu-PF’s anti-American rhetoric is not only deployed to win friends abroad. As elections approach, it is also a prominent campaign tactic at home.
With Africa’s solid support and his pro-west military and policy adventures, Kagame is able to take on critics.