Category : Diplomacy


Namibia: Beware the new scramble for Africa under the guise of reparations for colonial atrocities.

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June 10th, 2021

By David Monyae Is the German government’s apology to Namibia’s Herero and Nama people for the 1904-1907 genocide just another way to make inroads into the neo-colonialism project through grossly one-sided and unapologetically unfair bilateral and multilateral agreements leveraged off legacy partnerships? “Inkukhu iyawusola umgqhakazo” – Isisho sesiZulu (“The hen is suspicious of the mielies” […]

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Civil-Military Imbalance in the Sahel

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May 28th, 2021

By Nina Wilén In less than a year, the Sahel region has experienced two coups, one coup attempt and something that now looks like a ‘coup within a coup’, firmly putting civil-military relations at the top of the agenda for understanding the current context of power competition between political and military elites. In democratic states, […]

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Sino-Africa Skepticism and “Debt Trap” Talk Lack Facts: Critics Are Wrong.

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May 25th, 2021

By Allawi Ssemanda China’s funded Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – a project that will bring easy connections to countries of East-Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, China and the America’s has been viewed by critics of Sino-Africa relations with geopolitical lenses with frames insinuating that China imitated the project with hidden agenda. However, analysis and […]

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RUSSIA’S GROWING INFLUENCE IN AFRICA & ITS IMPLICATIONS.

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May 13th, 2021

By Rugaba John Paul and Allawi Ssemanda. During Vladimir Putin’s state of nation address in April, he warned the west that there would be severe consequences if the west had crossed Russia’s red line. This statement not only proved the narrative of a new 21st century cold war, but also showed the confidence of the […]

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A Century of Progress: CPC’s Success Story and the Rise of China Have Positively Impacted Africa.

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April 26th, 2021

As China’s ruling party – the Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrates her 100th birthday, from its very humble background, in almost all fronts, CPC now stands firm and taller after seeing China through a remarkable Century of unquestionable progress. After 72 years of steady leadership, CPC guided China to move from a poor, and […]

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China’s Donation of Covid-19 Vaccine to Uganda Re-Affirms Beijing’s Philosophy of a Shared future for Prosperity.

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March 5th, 2021

By Ssemanda Allawi, China’s gesture to donate 300,000 doses of Covid-19 Sinovac Vaccine to Uganda is a great gesture and should be hailed. This life saving donation announced by Chinese special representative H.E Yang Jiechi comes in at a time when the world is faced with shortage of vaccine with rich and developed countries embracing […]

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China and Rwanda Sign $60million Grant, Agree 6million $6 million Debt Cancellation.

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February 26th, 2021

By Lavie Mutanganshuro, Kigali. The Government of Rwanda and the People’s Republic of China on February 19 signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement for a grant worth RMB Yuan 400 million (approximately U$ 60 million). At the same ceremony, both countries signed a debt cancellation agreement worth RMB Yuan 40 million-an equivalent of US$ 6 million. […]

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Africa’s friendship for China goes beyond economic and development cooperation.

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February 20th, 2021

By Azhar Azam The Africa-China cooperation is described as a relationship between two partners in which Africa wants to gain from China’s development model and circumvent western pressure, to make political and economic reforms such as infamous structural adjustment, through Chinese soft lending and unconditional access to expertise. China is a most reliable African ally […]

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Covid vaccines: Russia, China, India…Who is supplying Africa?

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January 29th, 2021

By Marie Toulemonde, The Africa Report.  Covid vaccination campaigns have kicked off across the globe. But while many developed countries are busy inoculating their populations, the continent is grappling with growing bilateral agreements with foreign laboratories and mobilising its health professionals. Western countries, perhaps hit harder by the virus, but above all richer, are creating […]

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Belgium earmarks 4 million Euro on Coronavirus vaccines for Developing Countries.

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December 22nd, 2020

By Allawi Ssemanda. Belgium has announced four million euro (about 17,843,735,168.00 Ugx) for COVAX program. COVAX is a global initiative that brings together governments and pharmaceutical companies with aim of ensuring that Covid-19 vaccines are available and accessible to all those in need especially in developing countries. Presently, all approved and available vaccines have been […]

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