Category : Diplomacy


The other side of China Africa Friendship: Stories from the 8th China-Africa Youth Festival

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June 15th, 2024

By George Musiime As an African with an interest in China Africa Cooperation, many times I come across information that seeks to discredit and undermine China-Africa friendship. Indeed it is very easy for someone living in Africa to believe that the concept of China-Africa friendship is a smokescreen covering an ulterior motive. More so, as […]

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Africa cross-pollinates civilizations

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June 7th, 2024

By Nnanda Kizito Sseruwagi Samuel Huntington riled many minds in the international relations circles when in 1993, he published “The Clash of Civilizations?”, a controversial article which he later expanded (and I would add, “escalated”) into a book in 1996. In the article cum book, he theorized that cultural and religious identities rather than ideological […]

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CHINA’S DIPLOMATIC BLUEPRINT: HOPE FOR A DYING ART OF DIPLOMACY

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May 28th, 2024

By Salim Abila Asuman In the modern geopolitics, an ugly discovering has been made: the cold-blooded killing of traditional diplomacy of dialogue between nations lies lifeless, its vibrant spirit snuffed out by the hands of indifference and hostility. The absence of diplomatic discourse has left a void, one that threatens the fabric of peaceful coexistence. As one looks […]

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Four Decades and 800M People Out of Poverty: Lessons From China’s Poverty Alleviation Approach

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February 6th, 2024

George Musiime At the dawn of African independence, Kwame Nkrumah is quoted to have said “Seek ye first the political Kingdom and all else shall be added unto you.” However, as reality has proved to us, whereas political freedom might have been a necessary condition for Africa’s economic freedom, some analysts contend that this was not necessarily […]

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What is the Non-Aligned Movement’s (NAM) Place in Contemporary Global Political Space?

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February 6th, 2024

By Moshi Israel After Uganda hosting the 19th NAM and G77+ China Summits in Kampala, I felt it prudent that I focus my analytical scope on the relevance of NAM in the current political climate. It is my strong view that this movement’s relevance is needed today as much as it was during the time of […]

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Strategies for Uganda to Harness China’s Development Finance

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February 2nd, 2024

By Nnanda Kizito Sseruwagi On 8th August 2023, David Theis-the Press Secretary and Spokesperson of the World Bank Group- released a statement about Uganda in the wake of our Parliament’s passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, noting that “no new public financing to Uganda will be presented to our Board of Executive Directors until the efficacy of […]

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Let’s not diminish Uganda’s G77 & China leadership

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January 30th, 2024

By Nnanda Kizito Sseruwagi On 21st January 2024, Uganda assumed chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G77) and China during the official opening of the Third South Summit at Speke Resort Munyonyo. The G77 is a coalition of over 130 developing countries founded to promote shared economic interests and to amplify their negotiation voice at the […]

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G77+China and a New International Economic Order (NIEO)

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January 27th, 2024

By Moshi Israel Some of the fundamental questions we should ask ourselves, we the citizens of the global south are; why we need a New International Economic Order (NIEO) and how that would look like. To answer the second part of this question precipitately; such a world would be vastly different from the current one […]

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Navigating the minefield of negative media punchlines on China-Africa relations will take forming our own opinions

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January 27th, 2024

By George Musiime As Africans, we cannot continue to be a people that turn on our own because we have outsiders urging us on to do so. We are as human, as the next human trying to help us determine our destiny. Unfortunately, to use the words of one notable Son of Africa Dr. Kaihura […]

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Non-Aligned Movement Offers us Hopes for a Multipolar World

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January 10th, 2024

By Nnanda Kizito Sseruwagi. The world’s bipolar power structure which had determined the security policies of the two global powers, the USA and USSR, collapsed with the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. This left America as the sole power with global dominance. I think that the inherent structure of unipolarity and the U.S.’s […]

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