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Flags of India and African countries at the 2015 India Africa Friendship Summit in New Delhi. Photo by Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images

Africa’s relationship with India: a diplomat’s view

A new book places the responsibility of African growth on its leaders, people, and civil society, while also recognising the role partners like India can play in achieving its goals.
Shiny backgrounds for photo opportunities figure prominently at the 2022 AU-EU summit in Brussels. Photo by European Union

AU-EU summit: what stands in the way of a deeper relationship

The 2022 summit between the European Union and the African Union seeks to renew the intercontinental partnership with massive investments. However, structural patterns of inequality persist.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall in Dakar, Senegal. Photo by Andrew Harnik /pool/AFP/via Getty Images

Africa can use great power rivalry to its benefit: Here is how

African countries should adopt measures that strategically play rivals against each other. They should implement long-term strategies and domestic policies for dealing with strategic partners.
The Africa Union’s military intervention capacity can benefit hugely from the experience and capabilities of China’s People’s Liberation Army. EFE-EPA/Michael Reynoldss

Peace and security in Africa: how China can help address weaknesses

The “Chinese Model” for development could be a blueprint for the modernisation and transformation of African economies.
US president Joe Biden makes a foreign policy speech at the State Department in Washington, DC, on 4 February. EPA-EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

What African countries can expect from Biden: and what they should ask for

At the top of President Biden’s foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters after addressing a Super Tuesday event in Los Angeles on March 3, 2020. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Africa’s wish list of what might change under a Biden presidency

A Biden presidency would be highly likely to adopt policies that would restore the cooperative links that prevailed under Obama.

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