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Africa is an opportunity, not a problem

Africa is an opportunity, not a problem

Advocacy for a new vision of Africa-US relations Most African countries gained independence in the early 1960s and have struggled to find their place in an international system where the most significant rules of the game were  defined at the end of World War II without their having a voice. While Africa was a theatre […]

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Agency, human rights and homosexuality

Agency, human rights and homosexuality

Biden and Africa: contextualising the debate on homosexuality In this article, I discuss the administration of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, the 46th president of the US, and his call for developing countries to liberalise and decriminalise their laws against homosexuality and the broader members of the LGBTQI+ community. In his first foreign speech in February […]

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Will Africa return to America’s ambit of tactical influence?

Will Africa return to America’s ambit of tactical influence?

Reimagining US-Africa relations Even before Joe Biden’s presidency could be confirmed by the US Congress, the debates surrounding the renewal of the country’s Africa policy were gaining momentum. Given the chilly reception that Africa had to contend with under the Trump administration, the Biden-Harris government was seen as helping to turn the tide. While the […]

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Taming expectations

Taming expectations

Foreign policy priorities under Biden: implications for South Africa, Africa and the world One of the major challenges for the United States administration under Joe Biden is the management of domestic and global expectations following the disruptive presidency of Donald Trump, whose actions at home and abroad continue to reverberate beyond his term in office. […]

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Can we speak of African agency?

Can we speak of African agency?

Should African states have foreign policy ambitions towards the US? The United States’ relations with Africa, like most of its relations with other international actors, have always been dictated and directed by the US and its interests in the region, whether bilaterally or multilaterally. This has been the nature of its international relations since the […]

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The chance for climate action

The chance for climate action

Even with smart development support from the US, African governments must improve climate governance The Trump administration, including former president Donald Trump himself, peddled conspiracy theories, questioned the existence of climate change, and, based on this, rolled back a number of environmental protection policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US. Without […]

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From regime change to fostering strong democratic institutions

From regime change to fostering strong democratic institutions

Implications for American democracy promotion and influence in Africa The 2020 US election meltdown may have dented the role and influence of America as the chief promoter and protector of democratisation in Africa. However, the resilience of US political institutions in the face of immense systemic pressure from the Trump Presidency opens a window of […]

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Globalised desires

Globalised desires

The digital divide between Africa and the US is shrinking fast There is an excitement that comes with one’s Facebook post getting many likes within...

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From regime change to fostering strong democratic institutions

From regime change to fostering strong democratic institutions

Implications for American democracy promotion and influence in Africa The 2020 US election meltdown may have dented the role and influence of America as the chief promoter and protector of democratisation in Africa. However, the resilience of US political institutions in the face of immense systemic pressure from the Trump Presidency opens a window of opportunity to how the US can refocus its approach towards Africa....

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National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa 

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa 

Liberation movements begin as war machines animated by the desire for justice and, if successful, end up as governments clinging on to power... continue reading You have read all of your free articles, to continue reading simply register to claim your complimentary three-day all-access pass. Registration is quick and free You can claim your complimentary all-access pass and choose newsletters to receive by email. Create an account Subscription rates Subscribe for full access to all our content and choose newsletters to receive by email. See Our Rates We hope you enjoyed your complimentary access. Stay informed on issues that matter most to you. Become a subscriber today! Already have an account? Sign...

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Shaping Africa’s Post-Covid Recovery

Shaping Africa’s Post-Covid Recovery

Book Review  Shaping Africa’s Post-Covid Recovery Edited by Rabah Arezki, Simeon Djankov and Ugo Panizza Published by Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2021   With most of the world still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, different regions face unique...

A grim future awaits states who do not procure energy

A grim future awaits states who do not procure energy

Book review The Political Economy of Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa Edited by Andrew Emmanuel Okem and Lucky E Asuelime Routledge, London and New York; 2018 In pre-industrial society, one used wood and fire for heat and light, gathering wood from the environment on a...

Outbreaks, epidemics and the health of Africa

Outbreaks, epidemics and the health of Africa

Book review Epidemics and the Health of African Nations published by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) 2019 and edited by Zamanzima Mazibuko Epidemics and the Health of African Nations explores Africa’s vulnerability to diseases and ably...

Buried deep within our hearts and never forgotten

Buried deep within our hearts and never forgotten

Book review Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Viviana Mazza; published by Harper Collins 2018 Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree is the heartbreaking account of a true- life event that happened in the small north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok....

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa 

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa 

Book Review  National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa Edited by Redie Bereketeab  Routledge, 2018, Oxford Liberation movements begin as war machines animated by the desire for justice and, if successful, end up as governments clinging on to power. They...

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