Tag Archives: Africa

Niger Becomes Latest Domino Falling to Western-trained Militaries

US and allied counterterrorism strategy in the Sahel strikes out, and a thorough reassessment is in order.

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Sudan Crisis Explained: What’s Behind the Latest Fighting

Days of violence in Sudan have resulted in the deaths of at least 180 people, with many more left wounded. The fighting represents the latest crisis in the North African nation, which has contended with numerous coups and periods of civil strife since becoming independent in 1956. The Conversation asked Christopher Tounsel, a Sudan specialist and interim director of the …

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Global Diplomacy Breaks the Hard Nexus Between War and Famine

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Bengal Famine in India and the less well-known Henan Famine in China, which together killed around 3 million people in Asia’s two most populous countries. Historical memory in India will not easily forget the callousness of Winston Churchill, who declined to intervene in what was then British India to save lives so …

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African Multilateralism is in Crisis – Can the AU Fix It?

The annual African Union (AU) summit will be held this week for the first time since 2020 without COVID-19 restrictions. It coincides with the fragile return to peace in northern Ethiopia, the resurgence of widespread instability in the Great Lakes and the ongoing war in Ukraine, which continues to raise questions about African positions. The United Nations (UN) Security Council’s …

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How the Global Energy Crisis is Pressuring Countries at the UN Climate Summit

Natural gas projects in Africa might help reduce supply shortages temporarily, but they could soon become stranded assets.

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How Europe Can Work with Africa Amid the Global Scramble for Vaccines

China is poised to reap geopolitical gain via vaccine diplomacy if Europe does not prioritize Africa.

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Why India is Accused of Subverting the UN Charter

In a series of articles, a Pakistani magazine, MATRIX MAG, is reproducing parts of the EU DisInfo Lab report to explain how one member of the United Nations indulged in disinformation, slander, and fake news against another member.

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Trans-Asian Railway: Gateway for South and Southeast Asia

Trying to be a regional power on its way to being a global one, India is turning a blind eye to the fact that while Eurasia is a reality mainly because of BRI. The time of world leaders, global or even regional powers dominating others is vanishing and a multipolar world is in the making.

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How Europe is Losing the Great Power Competition in Africa

European activities in Africa risk unwittingly drifting onto territory contested by the US and China on their own terms.

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How Illegal Mining is Driving Local Conflicts in Nigeria

Criminal networks fuel community violence in a bid to exploit untapped mineral deposits in the North West where around 80% of mining is carried out illegally and on an artisanal basis.

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