Zimbabwe leaders welcome Chinese COVID-19 experts at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare on May 11, 2020.
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China is providing masks, vaccines, medical equipment and personnel to African countries ignored by the U.S. in recent years, positioning itself as an essential partner to the region.
Can Joe Biden restore U.S. world leadership?
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Biden wants to restore US global leadership after four years of Trump’s isolationism and antagonism. These are some of the challenges and opportunities he’ll face, from China to Latin America.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and US president Donald Trump during a press conference at the White House in 2018.
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The Trump administration’s policies affected Africa in detrimental ways.
African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
US President Donald Trump after sacking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn’t mean the continent should remain passive.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Addis Ababa during his African tour.
The US secretary of state’s visit to five African countries didn’t have much to offer by way of investments and commerce.
US President Trump addresses the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York.
US President Donald Trump hasn’t proposed new initiatives for Africa but didn’t end those launched by his predecessors either.
When Donald Trump looks at Africa, what does he see?
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A new candidate to be the US assistant secretary of state for Africa has ideas that are both refreshing and worrying.
Al-Shabaab’s constant attacks on Somalia are among concerns Donald Trump’s advisers have about Africa.
Donald J. Trump is the new man in charge of the US, and Africa seems to have little cause for celebration. But what does the new Commander-in-Chief really think of the continent?
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.
The US-Africa summit held last week in Washington DC was a damp squib. Barack Obama had to host at least one such summit, given how successfully the Chinese have used such meetings, but the occasion was…