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Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Featured Report,United States, With Comments Off on Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

Written by Andrew Allen Over the course of the last decade, China has taken an aggressive approach towards constructing an economic relationship with Africa. A major aspect of this relationship has been Chinese infrastructure investments in the continent, which provides African nations with low-conditionality access to capital. Although China’s economic…

Violence in Nigeria: Clashes Between Armed Forces and Shia Muslims

On November 10, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,Information Reports,Nigeria, With Comments Off on Violence in Nigeria: Clashes Between Armed Forces and Shia Muslims

Written by Andrew Allen Over the last half decade, there have been several incidents of violence between Nigerian security forces and the Shia group known as the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The IMN, are led by the cleric Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Originally from the northern city of Zaria, El-Zakzaky is…

Chinese Loans: A Low Conditionality Trap?

On October 28, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Information Reports, With Comments Off on Chinese Loans: A Low Conditionality Trap?

Written by Andrew Allen Chinese low conditionality approach to infrastructure loans in Africa has been billed as a great opportunity for developing nations in the region to achieve economic development and growth that would otherwise not be possible. However, despite representing what one Ugandan economist described as an “unrivalled willingness…

China’s Economic Advances in Africa

On October 13, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Information Reports, With Comments Off on China’s Economic Advances in Africa

Written by Andrew Allen Background During much of the 20th century, Sino-African economic relations were a minor feature of Chinese foreign policy. In the 1960s, China encouraged a small amount of investment and trade between the two regions to promote solidarity among “Third World” nations (Muekalia, 2004). However, following a…

News in Africa October 5th

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,Information Reports, With Comments Off on News in Africa October 5th

Written by Andrew Allen   Ethnic Violence, Insurgency, and Conflict -(Cameroon)Anglophone Crisis Looms Ever Cameroon’s Presidential Election, Al Jazeera, October 4, 2018 Upcoming Cameroonian elections have been plagued with violence as President Paul Biya, who has held office since 1982, seeks re-election. Separatist groups in the two Anglophone regions of…