The US’ interest in Ghana stems from the country’s relative stability as an island of peace in a region largely beset by terrorist attacks and rebel insurgencies, with it being all the more attractive of a partner due to its dual mainland-maritime position in being a backdoor to the Sahel region.
An exclusive strategic forecast of the political and security developments in Africa for the Year 2018, by the author of Sputnik radio’s Context Countdown program.
Ambazonians and Biafra across the Cameroonian-Nigerian border could catalyze a regional crisis and destabilize both fragile states.
Sudan and Pakistan are the crucial mainland-maritime interfaces for the Silk Road strategy which is expected to form the basis of China’s “South-South” integration in the emerging Multipolar World Order.
Part 1, Part II, Part III The last chapter of the Hybrid War research, not just for West Africa but the entire continent, deals with its largest country, Nigeria. This federal republic, as it’s officially called, has the largest population of any African country at over 175 million people, thus […]
The last part of the African continent to be analyzed in the Hybrid War vulnerability study is its western core region around Nigeria. This part of Africa is significant for many reasons, not least of which are its demographic and energy potential. Nigeria importantly sits at the juncture of what […]
We often find ourselves cruelly reminded of the primacy of ‘news values’. Last September, up to 50 male students at a college in northeast Nigeria were slaughtered: many burned alive, those fleeing drowned in showers of bullets. The news was reported by a few wires. Again in February, 59 boys were locked […]
If the militant group Boko Haram can be deemed a virus, then it has rich material to feed off. The cells of its enrichment remain those complicit in its achievements within Nigeria and beyond. Even as there remains a continued fascination with the girls kidnapped by the group six months […]
President Obama’s recent decision to re-focus U.S. military power away from Iraq and Afghanistan to the Asia-Pacific region and, to a lesser extent, Africa, means that China and certain rebel groups in Africa have replaced the old contrived bogeyman of Osama bin Laden’s “Al Qaeda” at the top of Uncle […]