Africa

Mali

Mali Faced With French Contradictions

After nine years of presence in Mali, the French army retired proud of the work accomplished. They indeed bravely fought the jihadists. But this assessment hides the reality. Mali’s current difficulties stem largely from NATO’s illegal intervention in Libya. As for the development of jihadist groups, it is organized… by the French secret services. Like the United States in the Middle East, the French are both firefighters and arsonists in Mali. Admittedly, they are withdrawing their army, but at the same time, they are preparing with Washington a larger war in the Sahel.

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Macron Insulted Africans’ Intelligence By Claiming That Multipolar Powers Manipulate Them

The shameless ethno-nationalist supremacy associated with his hateful remark will result in Africans doubling down on their anti-imperialist and Pan-Africanism activism since no self-respecting person would ever capitulate in the face of such blatantly racist pressure and thus voluntarily submit themselves to being dominated by their abuser. French President Macron […]

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U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa Is Condescending

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken unveiled his country’s “Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa” on August 8 while touring the continent. Parts of it should be like offering to help countries recover from the pandemic and strengthen their food security in principle, but others are nothing but condescending demands that’ll destabilize […]

UK-Rwandan Refugee Deal

Obscene Outsourcing: The UK-Rwandan Refugee Deal

This month, the government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined an ignominious collective in announcing a refugee deal with Rwanda, seedily entitled the UK-Rwanda Migration Partnership.  The fact that such terms are used – a partnership or deal connotes contract and transaction – suggests how inhumane policies towards those […]

ETHIOPIA

Neocolonialism Haunts Horn Of Africa

Chinese foreign ministers have traditionally marked the new year by visiting the African continent. Wang Yi’s 2022 African tour begins with Eritrea against the backdrop of the US strategy in the Horn of Africa to gain control of the strategically vital Red Sea that connects Indian Ocean with the Suez […]

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Russia’s Shadows In Sahel Region

On Friday, Mali’s transitional government has clarified that it is engaged with Russian military trainers even as French troops are drawing down. So, it is official that Russian security personnel are deployed to Mali. Mali, a landlocked country in the Sahel region in West Africa, is the latest theatre of […]

Omicron travel restrictions

Omicron And The Travel Ban Itch

Stick to the script: owe that duty of care to your population, so the legal experts in government tell you. Self-interest pays, if in small amounts. These rigid, formulaic assumptions have done wonders to harm and deter any spirit of cooperation regarding dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. History’s record of […]