Africa: Will South Africa Be At the 29th AU Summit?
The 29th African Union (AU) summit that takes place in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July is likely to be the first in many years without a South African president in attendance. Read more »
Djibouti: Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East
China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has… Read more »
South Africa: Back to the Future for ANC Foreign Policy?
Later this month South Africa's ruling party begins its five-yearly policy conference to determine the direction to be taken by the new African National Congress (ANC) president… Read more »
Africa: Africa Is Stepping Up to Help Save the Oceans
Plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050 - unless countries start to limit the number of manufactured products that end up as marine debris. This is one way governments are… Read more »
Africa: Dear Theresa May - a Counter-Terrorism Lesson From Africa
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Africa: Is China's Belt and Road Initiative Just a Bedtime Story?
'Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed the desert to trade with other… Read more »
Central Africa: The Lord's Resistance Army Is Far From Finished
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over 700 people and displaced hundreds of civilians so far this year. In February alone it carried out 16 attacks in which 70… Read more »
Africa: Why No Lift-Off for Africa's Branch of the Brics Bank?
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa's then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently… Read more »
West Africa: West Africa Issues a Wake-Up Call to Tyrants
Last week's decision by the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the courts of Senegal to uphold the conviction and life sentence of former Chadian… Read more »
Africa: Peacebuilding in Africa - Why the Media Matters
The appointment of United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres in January has many wondering how he will take forward the recommendations of three major UN… Read more »
Africa: Can Funding Uncertainty Improve Peacekeeping in Africa?
At the end of April, the United States (US) may cut a substantial amount of its development support budgets, including up to 40% of its contribution to United Nations (UN)… Read more »
East Africa: East Africa's Trade Deal With Europe Buckles
Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and African countries for Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) have consumed vast energies from both sides this century - yet with… Read more »
Africa: Clutching At Straws - SA's Reasons for Not Arresting Al-Bashir
In the first public hearing of its kind, the South African government explained to the International Criminal Court (ICC) why it failed to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir… Read more »
West Africa: U.S. and West Africa Join Forces On Maritime Security
This year's US-led Obangame Express, a military exercise designed to help countries along the western coast of Africa counter illicit sea-based activity, ended last week with a… Read more »
Africa: Le Pen and France's Anti-Terrorism Strategy in Africa
French politicians have a long history of displaying their links with Francophone African leaders to boost their 'presidential' standing back home; and the current race to the… Read more »
South Sudan: National Dialogues - Can the AU Make a Difference?
President Salva Kiir's announcement of forthcoming national dialogues in South Sudan has been controversial. Read more »
Southern Africa: Burundi Keeps Knocking At SADC's Door
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) may not seem such an exclusive club to many of its own citizens. After all, a few of its members - Swaziland and Zimbabwe spring… Read more »
Africa: South Africa's Ruling Party On Dealing With a Divided Continent
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And… Read more »
Africa: Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa
Speaking at Cairo University last month, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described Egypt as a pillar of 'multilateralism in today's world.' Read more »
Africa: Brexit Europe, Not Brexit Africa
Brexit Europe does not mean Brexit Africa. That's the message Prime Minister Theresa May's government has been anxious to convey as the deadline looms for it to trigger the United… Read more »
Africa: Dlamini Zuma Shuffles Out of Addis, and Into South Africa's Cabinet?
Outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has packed her bags and greeted staff at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The farewell ceremony, on 1… Read more »
Africa: Think Again - the ICC Can Bring South Africa Back Into the Fold
Courtroom 2D of the North Gauteng High Court may be 13 000 kilometres away from The Hague, but the judgment handed down there this week could well determine the future of the… Read more »
Africa: Trump Keeps Africa Guessing
Like most parts of the world, Africa is still waiting, anxiously, for United States (US) President Donald Trump to articulate his policy for the continent. Read more »
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