international relations

The Aid Debate: Time for Donors to Drop President Museveni

As the results from the Ugandan elections were announced, there was an overwhelming sense of dejà-vu.  President Yoweri Museveni, in power for...

China, Taiwan and Africa: The case of Somaliland

In August 2020, media outlets began reporting on the development of negotiations held between President Muse Bihi Abdi of Somaliland and a...

British corporate plunder helped provoke the war in Western Sahara

On 13 November 2020, war returned to Western Sahara after a 29 year ceasefire. Morocco and the Western Saharan Polisario Front exchanged...

Washington And The Inconvenient Genocide in South Sudan

The Trump and Biden administrations both declared China’s treatment of the Uighurs to be genocide. But the U.S. government has never applied...

Merchants of Terror: The Counter-Terrorism Economy in Africa

Although the impact of ISIS and Al Qaeda in the Middle East is diminishing, these terrorist groups are making inroads in parts...

Trump enables occupation and threatens peace prospects in Western Sahara

The Trump administration’s announcement on December 10th 2020 that the USA recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara disregards international...

Ethiopian diplomacy during the Tigray conflict: Authoritarian powers and Abiy’s regime

The regime of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali in Ethiopia has been locked in a conflict with the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front...

Somaliland suspends relations with the United Nations amidst rising tensions

On October 25, 2020, Somaliland authorities suspended their relations with the United Nations and banned its activities ‘until further notice’. While the...

#BookClub: What Britain Did to Nigeria

Four months ago, Nigeria celebrated the 60th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. At that moment Nigeria reached “half-time” and has now...

#BookClub: How Polish refugees came to Africa and what this tells...

During World War Two, thousands of European refugees escaped their war-ravaged continent to find safety in Africa. One of the largest groups...