Africa Supports Russia’s Operation in Ukraine and Advocates a Revival of the Non-Aligned Movement

Africa Supports Russia’s Operation in Ukraine and Advocates a Revival of the Non-Aligned Movement

The events in Ukraine and Russia’s actions there are perceived differently around the world. While some countries, under Washington’s onslaught, impose sanctions against Russia overits operation in Ukraine, others are strengthening relations with Moscow, or at least maintaining the status quo. While the Western world, influenced by the Russophobic policies of Washington and its allies,…

The Russians Are Coming. Even in Africa, Moscow Beats a Path

The Russians Are Coming. Even in Africa, Moscow Beats a Path

For those countries who don’t think they have a good deal from the EU, their regimes might well consider working more closely with the Russians. And the cheers from the crowds seeing off the expelled French ambassador must be seen for what Europeans are. The chicken or the egg? Did the Mali military junta’s decision…

Africa: A Future Breeding Ground for Global Violent Extremists?

Africa: A Future Breeding Ground for Global Violent Extremists?

 Following the demise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since its peak in 2015, the terrorist haven that nurtured the recent rise of global extremism seems to have migrated to the African continent, in countries such as Mali, Kenya, Nigeria and Ethiopia. Using the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) Project, it…

China and the US Continue to Compete for Influence in Africa

China and the US Continue to Compete for Influence in Africa

Africa is a vast continent, rich in resources of every kind – in addition to its famous diamond mines and hydrocarbon deposits, it has 50% of the world’s gold reserves, and 90% of its reserves of platinum, cobalt, chrome and other minerals required by modern manufacturing industries. And the continent’s vast and largely very poor…

The West Loses Mali Which Now Stands as an Example to the Failed Hegemony of the EU and France

The West Loses Mali Which Now Stands as an Example to the Failed Hegemony of the EU and France

Mali’s decision to turn to Russia for help was salt in the wound for Macron and his delusional views of France holding onto the hegemony there. The hypocrisy is both stunning and comical. Mali has been in the news in the last couple of years for having a military coup in 2020 which installed a…