Africa Politics

Can Europe Become Africa’s Partner of Choice?

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A recent EU-AU summit sought to reboot relations and expand European investment on the continent.

Turkey’s President Erdogan visits Africa: A Commentary

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Africa has emerged as a diplomatic priority for Turkey, as evidenced by President Erdogan’s recent tour through the region.

The Wagner Group: Intrigue, War, and Resource Extraction in Africa and Beyond

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After initial deployments in Ukraine and Syria, the African continent has become the main theater for Wagner Group operations.

Backgrounder: Nigeria’s Energy Security Dilemma

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Security and development deficiencies lurk behind many of the factors that are keeping Nigeria’s energy sector from realizing its considerable economic promise.

Peace in a Pandemic: Containing Africa’s Conflicts

BurkinaFasoFlintlock2019, Members of the Burkinabe honor guard stand ready to be called to attention before the opening ceremony of Flintlock 2019, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Flintlock is an annual African-led, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner nation forces throughout North and West Africa as well as western special operations forces since 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Evan Parker / released), https://www.africom.mil/media-room/article/31543/more-than-30-nations-kick-off-flintlock-2019-in-burkina-faso-mauritania

COVID-19 is upending local security dynamics in some of the most vulnerable parts of Africa.

New Allegations Risk Undermining Senegal’s Fight against Corruption

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Alleged improprieties unearthed by the BBC might be a case of doing more harm than good.

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