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How Turkey’s Approach to Africa Differs from the West and China

By Merve Ayse KizilaslaERVE Ankara offers a new opportunity to diversify and establish more humane, balanced, reasonable, and far from risky engagements to African countries Since 2002, Turkey’s engagement with Africa has been one of the country's main pillars under its humanitarian and multi-dimensional foreign policy, focusing on enhancing ties on trade,

Five Things US Policymakers Must Understand About China-Africa Relations

By Jordan Link  OVERVIEWThe United States must focus on developing a positive vision for the future of its role in Africa rather than relying solely on criticizing China’s engagement on the continent.PRESS CONTACT Introduction and summary The eighth convening of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), likely to be held late this year, marks

Rising food prices could ignite unrest and instability in Africa

Governments must act fast to ensure their people are fed and avoid conflict the continent cannot afford. By Ronak Gopaldas and Menzi Ndhlovu Since the onset of COVID-19, global food prices have rocketed, putting pressure on the world’s most fragile countries. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) believes that ‘soaring prices –

Eye on China, India Set to Cement Africa Defence Ties

With China making deep inroads into Africa, , India now plans to institutionalise a biennial conclave with the defence  ministers of different countries of the continent. Defence minister Rajnath Singh will host the second India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) on the sidelines of the DefExpo scheduled at Gandhinagar  in Gujarat in March next year, said an official

Russia Building Military Influence in Africa to Challenge US, French Dominance

By Elliot Smith In the past two months alone, Russia has signed military cooperation agreements with Nigeria and Ethiopia, Africa's two most populous nations.The U.S. has pledged to reignite its economic and commercial engagements in Africa, but a planned drawback of troops is giving way to extensive spending on operational bases

Africa Became Hardest Hit by Terrorism This Year – Report

Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and their affiliates spread their influence, boasting gains in supporters and territory and inflicting the greatest casualties, U.N. experts said in a new report. The panel of experts said

Data exposes alarming rate of Violence Against Children in Africa

Maureen Okpe The African Partnership to End Violence Against Children (APEVAC) in a study, has revealed that more than half of all children, have experienced physical abuse, noting, violence against children has approached an unacceptable scale in Africa. APEVAC an initiative of the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) disclosed that four in

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