The efforts to restructure repayments come amid increasing challenges. Since mass protests began in 2015, a lot of analysis has focused on Ethiopia’s ... security challenges, with sustained unrest followed by momentous change and now a relapse into civil war in Tigray.
For too long now, the European Union (EU) has been pouring financial, humanitarian and security assistance into the Sahel without holding the ... governments of fragile states in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania and Chad to their commitments to reform their governance.
The French presidency, which is hosting the summit on financing African economies on 18 May, is at the forefront of a shift in discourse on the ... continent. But its approach still has blind spots, says economist Carlos Lopes.
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The recent ease in global demand for the blue metal cobalt has dampened concerns about a pending supply crunch. Earlier reports predicted that ... the world’s appetite for batteries would lead to a situation of demand outstripping supply for cobalt by the end of the 2020s.
Sudan will be in the international spotlight on 17 May at a high-level conference in Paris hosted by President Emmanuel Macron in support of ... its fledgling democratic transition. This important moment is intended to signal Sudan’s reintegration into the international community, following its removal from the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) in 2020. It is also an opportunity for Sudan to rebrand itself and tell the world that it is open for business.
General Stephen Townsend, the top commander for US forces in Africa, AFRICOM, thought it would be a good idea to re-surface the old trope that ... China is looking to build a new military outpost in Africa, this time on the West Coast.
Scrolling through the comments made on YouTube on Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s music, one comes across remarks such as: “The greatest unknown musician ... who ever lived”, “Why isn’t Fela’s music more widely known?”, “His music beats everything I’ve ever heard before” and “Why am I so late to this?”