Washington Needs a Better Message in Africa Than ‘Don’t Trust China’ – FP, 29.11
A critical Chinese-African summit offers a chance for a U.S. policy rethink. By Henry Tugendhat, a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and Kamissa Camara, director of external affairs at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and a former government minister in Mali
Ethiopia’s Breakup Doesn’t Have to Be Violent – FP, 27.11
A confederation of states must choose whether to follow the bloody path of the former Yugoslavia or the prosperous model of the European Union. By Teferi Mergo, Kebene Kejela
Can Ethiopia Avoid a Wider War? – FP, 5.11
As Tigrayan and Oromo forces approach Addis Ababa and Ethiopia’s president eyes Turkish drones, U.S. and Kenyan officials plead for calm. By Colm Quinn, the newsletter writer at Foreign Policy
Sudan’s Coup Is a Gamble That Nobody Will Care – FP, 29.10
The Sudanese military seized power expecting not to face resistance at home or abroad. That’s wishful thinking. By Rebecca Hamilton, an associate professor at American University’s Washington College of Law
Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – FP, 19.10
Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism. By Audrey Donkor, a writer and international affairs analyst from Ghana
Africa’s Disappointed Demographic – FP, 1.09
Young people across the continent have been hit hard by the pandemic, lockdowns, and economic stagnation—but their protests have largely been ignored by elderly elites. By Lynsey Chutel, the writer of Foreign Policy’s weekly Africa Brief
Could Somalia Be the Next Afghanistan? – FP, 22.09
A similar rapid collapse of state institutions awaits if Somali elites and Western governments don’t alter their approach. By Omar S. Mahmood, a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group, and Abdihakim Ainte, a former advisor to Somalia’s government
Who Blessed the Vlads Down in Africa? – FP, 24.09
Russia’s Wagner Group has its eyes on Mali. It fits a pattern of Russian interference in Africa. By Amy Mackinnon, a national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy
In Central Africa, Russia Won the War—but It’s Losing the Peace – FP, 21.08
Putin’s pursuit of influence, arms sales, and mercenary meddling in the Central African Republic has left Moscow mired in a quagmire. By Jack Losh
China Is the Biggest Winner From Africa’s New Free Trade Bloc – FP, 19.08
AfCFTA was supposed to usher in a new era of continental trade and economic growth—but Beijing’s not letting that happen. By Oluwatosin Adeshokan, a freelance writer based in Lagos, Nigeria
Is India the New China in Africa? – FP, 17.06
Promising a more inclusive and transparent development model, New Delhi is looking to become the region’s biggest partner. By Harsh V. Pant, the director of research at the Observer Research Foundation, and Abhishek Mishra, a junior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is an Economic Disaster in the Making – FP, 17.06
A promising tech transformation may be disrupted by the president’s ego. By Zainab Onuh-Yahaya, a journalist and law grad writing from Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria’s Military Is Part of the Problem. It’s Also the Solution – FP, 7.06
Soldiers don’t belong on the streets—and the army is uniquely placed to pressure the government for police reforms to tackle rampant insecurity. By Max Siollun, a Nigerian historian and the author of What Britain Did to Nigeria: A Short History of Conquest and Rule
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is Another Sign Dictatorship Is Back – FP, 7.06
A hasty and extralegal restriction has been imposed by an increasingly tyrannical president. By Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún
Boko Haram Isn’t Nigeria’s Biggest Problem – FP, 4.06
Bandits in the country’s northwest are terrorizing civilians, destabilizing the region, and empowering jihadists. By James Barnett, a Fulbright visiting fellow at the University of Lagos and a non-resident research fellow at the Hudson Institute.
The United States Returns to Africa – FP, 24.03
After Trump’s insults and detachment, the Biden administration is crafting a new, more engaged approach to the continent.
‘People Are Scared’: U.S. Officials in Africa Fight a Resurgent COVID-19 – FP, 3.02
As a new variant of the coronavirus spreads across southern Africa, U.S. aid officials are worried about health care—and a lack of guidance from Washington. By Amy Mackinnon, Robbie Gramer
Africa’s Road to Recovery in 2021 is a Fresh Start – CH, 5.01
The continent now has a chance to reshape its relations with the global economy to create greater pan-African prosperity and resilience for future generations.
Is Ethiopia the Next Yugoslavia? – FP, 31.12
A country that once seemed to hold great promise for peaceful democratization has descended into conflict. Here’s what could happen next.
2020/2021 : la parole aux penseurs africains Nadia Yala Kisukidi et Mamadou Diouf – 28.12
- Soixante ans après les indépendances de 17 pays africains, où en est la “décolonisation des savoirs” ? En cette fin d’année 2020, une année bien particulière, nous vous proposons un débat d’idées entre deux penseurs : Nadia Yala Kisukidi, maîtresse de conférences en philosophie à l’université Paris-VIII et co-commissaire de la Biennale de Kinshasa Yango II, et Mamadou Diouf, professeur à l’Institut d’études africaines de l’université Columbia à New York et historien spécialiste de l’empire colonial français.
Nigeria – Future African Superpower – Futurology, 24.12
- Nigeria is quickly transforming into an African superpower. Throughout the past two decades, Nigeria’s economy and population have increased dramatically. This growth will continue into the future, propelling Nigeria onto the world stage. By 2050, it will be the third largest country by population and will have one of the world’s largest economies.
- As Nigeria’s population and economy grow, its military will strengthen and its foreign influence will expand.
- Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood, along with its music and fashion industries will make Nigerian culture commonplace throughout the world.
- In review, Nigeria is quickly transforming into the world’s first African superpower.
Assessing Change in African Democracies – CH, 18.12
2020 was anticipated to be a year of landmark elections across Africa, with numerous countries at critical junctures in their transitions to electoral democracy.
‘Put South Africa First’ Breeds Hate Toward Other Africans – FP, 24.11
Anti-foreigner sentiments are growing against Nigerians like me. By Patrick Egwu
Bolstering Africa’s Covid-19 response: How can African & international efforts defeat the pandemic? – Paris Peace Forum, 20.11
Central & Eastern Europe and EU–Africa Relations After 2020 – CH, 19.11
The EU’s newer member states can help shape a more equal partnership between Europe and Africa – by Ștefan Cibian
Dangote, Machel, Masiyiwa: Preserving Economic Livelihood in Africa – Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2020, 19.11
Nigeria Tech Summit – Global Startup Ecosistem, 4.12
Africa Future Summit 2020 – Global Startup Ecosistem, 19.11
How to navigate Africa’s institutional landscape – ECFR, 19.11
Biden’s Priority in Africa Should Be Debt Relief – FP 12.11
More than other kinds of aid, to get out from under China’s thumb, the continent will need debt financing and private investment. By Theodore Murphy
How Africa could one day rival China – The Economist, 7.04.20
Africa and the EU: Cooperation for a Sustainable Future – CH, 10.11
Slovenia’s annual high-level Africa event seeks to improve policy outcomes for citizens in Europe and Africa as a result of mutual understanding and strengthened cooperation between the two regions.
Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. The Potential of Investment Partnerships for Mutual Benefit – CH, 2019
Trade between Central and Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa has increased significantly in the last decade and a half. There is a strong case to be made for greater economic re-engagement, especially in terms of investment, that has the potential to support inclusive growth in both regions.