African studies

The ‘New’ Africa-France Summit Is More Form Than Substance

For the first time since the inaugural event in 1973, the Franco-Africa Summit—rebranded as the New Africa-France Summit, or as some referred…

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Uganda’s Illegal Gold Market Is Bustling

KAMPALA, Uganda—Cars and motorcycle taxis rocket over the uneven pavement, while church sermons blare from loudspeakers. Vendors hawk bananas, cakes…

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Africa’s Pandora Papers Revelations Are About More Than ‘Legality’

Nearly 50 politicians and public officials from 18 African countries have connections to secretive offshore financial structures and trusts in…

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Who Blessed the Vlads Down in Africa?

Fighters from the Russian mercenary group Wagner may soon have another stamp in their passports, this time from the West…

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The Overlooked Role of Western Multinationals in African Corruption

British American Tobacco, one of the United Kingdom’s largest companies, has been accused of paying bribes to the notoriously corrupt…

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Russia’s intentions to become an alternative power in Africa

By the end of this year’s edition of International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF), which was attended by African delegations, taking…

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Biden Is Doubling Down on a Failed U.S. Approach in West Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden campaigned for the 2020 Democratic nomination promising not only to restore the defense of human rights…

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The Role Of Algeria And Its Diplomacy In The Liberation Of Africa 1962-1978

Algeria’s African policy has been the subject of several writings, publications and even reports in the media.

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The History Behind Guinea’s Latest Coup

As a college student in the United States in the late 1970s whose family had recently moved to West Africa,…

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