Sino-Angolan relations: Old oil and new politics

The China–Angola relationship was forged for purely pragmatic reasons at an opportune moment of mutual need in the early 2000s. For that...

Domesticating hegemony: Institutional legacies of Chinese engagements on Zimbabwe’s governance and...

China has become the key political and economic partner for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s reliance on China dates back to the pre-independence period when...

“Borrowing boats to go out in the ocean”: The influence of...

Significant debate has surrounded Russia and China’s political and economic activities in Africa recently, ushering in what some have called a new Cold...

Investor Confidence Low in the Horn of Africa, as Geopolitical Competition...

During a visit to Africa, former US President Obama stated that the Horn of Africa - that is, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and...

Redefining the Social Contract in Africa

Across a continent where large sections of the population feel disconnected from meaningful citizenship, there is an urgent need to redefine and...

How Digital Repression Is Changing African Politics

Africa’s first election of 2021, featuring a presidential race in Uganda between President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Bobi Wine, provided a...

International anti-corruption: On the front page vs. under the radar

Anti-corruption will make international headlines in 2021, not just with the odd scandal but also due to the UN General Assembly convening...

When diplomacy becomes appeasement – a view from Canada

Leading up to the recent vote on non-permanent members to the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked with Rwandan President...
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Africa-China Relations during the COVID Pandemic

The political effects of the current COVID pandemic have been seen in multiple areas of global relations. The case of China’s foreign...

How fighting fake news hurts free speech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...