mong the many afflictions that Africans must endure today, the most dangerous might be their leaders’ growing enthusiasm for geopolitics.
he decision by the African Union Commission, on July 22, to grant Israel observer status membership in the AU was the culmination of years of relentless Israeli efforts aimed at co-opting Africa’s largest political institution.
Read: All-Out-War between Ethiopia and Sudan on the Doorstep?Following the 2013 military coup which overthrew former president Mohammed Morsi, Egypt had years of diplomatic absence in African forums and indeed the Middle East.
Read: The Amazighs in North Africa: Politics, Society, and CultureWith the exception of the 1991 ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front, since the battle of Amgala between the Algerian and Moroccan armies, the status quo between the two countries has not changed.
he Amazighs, usually referred to as Berbers, are native inhabitants of North Africa.
hen the African struggle for liberation and the fight to end colonialism is discussed, Frantz Fanon, Chinua Achebe, and the names of a few other intellectuals and figures surface.
he reactions since the commencement of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on January 1, 2021 are similar to previous regional and continental projects in Africa: AfCFTA for many young Africans, entrepreneurs, and startup owners was a welcomed development.
n Thursday 25 July, two boats carrying more than 300 African migrants capsized off the Libyan coast.
gypt’s foreign policy has been actively engaging with Africa in the past couple of years.
In the full glaring of cameras, he vocalized a long held but yet putrid secret of major European powers: the continued colonization of the African continent in the 21st century.
Before you admire and appreciate the exquisite aesthetics of the many artefacts and objects of African origin in these grandeur European museums, ask yourself why are they here in the first place? And where do they belong to? On November 27 this year, the Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr and French art historian Benedicte Savoy of College de France, published their highly anticipated report on African arts and artefacts housed in European museums in a book titled ‘‘Restoring Africa’s Heritage.
ast Africa has witnessed an unprecedented geopolitical shake-up since Abiy Ahmed ascended to power as Ethiopia’s first ethnically Oromo premier earlier this year.
he Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum held in Istanbul this week has yielded fruitful prospects for reviving and strengthening the relations between Turkey and the multifaceted and rich continent of Africa.
resident of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a 4-day official visit to Africa starting from July 25 on a special invitation.