Tag Archives: Africa

Vaccine Diplomacy: COVID and the Return of Soft Power

Pandemic diplomacy as a foreign policy tool – from Western powers to the UAE.

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South Sudan’s Fragile Peace

The peace accord to end the civil war in South Sudan remains fragile and needs international support.

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Do Black Nations Matter in Brussels?

Even the biggest supporter of the EU at times has to pause and ask why it is so keen on double standards. It blacklists poor African countries for money laundering, not rich countries.

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“Compact with Africa”: A Critical Assessment

The Compact with Africa started off in the wrong way. High time to warn about the wrong course.

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Boris Johnson: Africa and the Commonwealth Beware

Johnson thinks Africa can benefit from adopting more British values. He wants it to be a carbon copy of its former colonial masters.

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Improving Health in Africa

Although Africa bears one-quarter of the global burden of disease, it only has two percent of the world’s doctors.

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Closing Africa’s Tax Revenue Gap

African countries lose more than $50 billion each year to illegal financial outflows, mostly through tax avoidance and evasion.

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Reforming UNESCO’s World Heritage

Cultural and natural heritage is important to all of us. But we are doing ourselves a disservice if we allow national interests to come before quality.

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Apartheid’s Worst Nightmare: A Flawed and Very Human Hero

Winnie Mandela’s contradictory personas are a reflection of the history of South Africa and of the society that it is today.

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National Income Vs. National Freedom

A nation’s income level doesn’t always correlate to its freedom level.

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