South Africa will miss having a “diplomat-scholar” of his calibre to turn to for sage advice.
South Africa is a large peninsula on the strategic Cape sea route. Some 90% of its trade flows through its harbours. The navy defends the country’s sovereignty and national interests.
While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
The African Union’s membership in the G20 is an important complement to existing strategic partnerships.
Zimbabwe’s 2023 elections look like their predecessors: stolen. But this one is a bit different. Opposition strategies and regional responses have changed too. What does this mean for the future?
Russia is not interested in helping Africa to prosper or achieve stability, but as a theatre for advancing the Kremlin’s geostrategic interests.
It would help African countries to have a common position on the Ukraine war. This should be based on its impact on food and energy security in the continent.
The Sudanese state today betrays its history as a plunder state on the margins of the global order.
Economic infrastructure that affects several African countries runs through Niger.
The South African print often uses language that portrays foreigners in a bad light, and dehumanises them.
Nelson Chamisa defines himself as a social democrat who believes in providing substantial welfare to support healthcare and basic education.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not faced official investigation or prosecution over his role in Operation Gukurahundi – 40 years on.
The borderless nature of cyberspace presents particular challenges for African states used to controlling activities in their territory.
The Cameroonian government’s pursuit of military victory is likely to prolong the war.
Constructive dialogue is an essential condition for a peaceful political transition in Mali.
African must make its collective voice heard on Russian mercenaries in African conflicts.
African leaders at the second Africa-Russia summit need to speak with one voice.
The Russia-Africa summit has obvious benefits for Moscow: it conveys a perception of normalcy and the tacit approval of African elites.
The sites provide a rare tangible record of the international solidarity that existed during the Cold War.
The causes of violence in the DRC are complex. Narrowing them down to the single lens of ethnicity can be misleading.