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...
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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...

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...

What can we learn about political polarisation from Kenya and Taiwan?

Political polarization is one of the main factors which play a role in driving political behavior. While an inclusive and diverse society...

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...

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...

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...

The “Four Chinas”, COVID-19 & the implications for Africa and beyond

The fall of communism marking the end of the Cold War was supposed to have made the world forever safe for the...

Long read: What motivates China’s investment & lending practices in Africa?

Since the wave of independence in the 1960s, African countries have faced numerous instances of debt distress in which they could not...
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Marriage of Choice or By Default? Evaluating Sino-African Relations

In late 2021, when I was taking an Uber home, I got into a conversation with the driver. They had arrived late,...