Tag: Africa This Month

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

The incoming Trump administration is likely to turn isolationist and dial down engagement with Africa, allowing the Chinese to fill the resulting vacuum. November has proved to be eventful. Apparently, South African President Jacob Zuma’s leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) is...

Africa This Month: International Institutions Stumble

Africa This Month: International Institutions Stumble

Despite divisions and conflicts, African leaders are behaving more assertively in their messy dealings with the international community and its imperfect institutions. This month, Africa hosted a big international gathering. Delegates from over 150 countries met in Kigali, Rwanda, to reach a...

Tunisia Has New Leaders, But Old Challenges

Tunisia Has New Leaders, But Old Challenges

The US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the response to the Islamic State. This series instead focuses on five alternative Middle East policy challenges facing the next president. In this second part, Ryan J. Suto discusses the economic and...

Strengthening Business Ties Between Italy and Africa

Strengthening Business Ties Between Italy and Africa

In the last of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Read part 1 and part 2.  Closer Italy-Africa relations can pave the way for mutually advantageous business deal-making and investments....

Italy’s Investment in Africa is Not a Passing Fancy

Italy’s Investment in Africa is Not a Passing Fancy

In the second of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Read part 1 here. Italy’s postcolonial relations with the Horn of Africa can be summed up as undulant: occasionally on the rise, propelled...

Italy’s History in Africa is a Messy Affair

Italy’s History in Africa is a Messy Affair

In the first of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy's relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Earlier this year, Italy hosted the first ever Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference in Rome. Held at the cavernous travertine-laden Farnesina...

El Nino Exacerbates Africa’s AIDS Epidemic

El Nino Exacerbates Africa’s AIDS Epidemic

Faced with a choice between using their sparse income to access anti-retroviral therapy or nourishment, many affected by AIDS in Africa opt for the latter. In July, UNICEF issued a stark warning that the El Nino climate cycle had created a humanitarian disaster in the developing nations most...

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