The Alliance aimed to integrate security, development, and governance perspectives but has struggled to find coherence and effectiveness
EU-Africa relations are characterised by a series of failed beginnings. They continue to suffer from a lack of deep and far-reaching political will, despite being the subject of a series of diplomatic initiatives in the past two decades.
Mali’s politics is undergoing radical change, partly due to years of discontent with its entire political and economic elite
Initiatives designed to change German attitudes towards colonial history will be important in improving Germany’s relations with African countries
North African countries, each for their own reasons, are increasingly turning their attention towards sub-Saharan Africa
The transition will only succeed if the government stabilises the economy and civilians work hard to tilt the balance of power away from the military
Covid placed a pause on the formal renewal of relations between Europe and Africa, but it has also brought new focus to old questions
Sudan’s transitional authorities are struggling to deal with a health system that is collapsing under the weight of covid-19. But the most dramatic social and economic impact of the disease might come from the effects that restrictions on movement will have on prices and food security.
Even as the African Union announces that it is about to receive a huge consignment of medical equipment from Chinese businessman Jack Ma, Russia has not provided such support to African countries so far
Six months since the start of the transition to civilian rule, the process in Sudan is increasingly in question as Bashir-era generals work to retain their power