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  • Africa: Pompeo – Sadly – Unlikely to Pay More Attention to Africa

    Africa: Pompeo – Sadly - Unlikely to Pay More Attention to Africa
    When it comes to Africa, don't expect much from the changes that are taking place at the State Department.  Africa has been poorly served by the Trump administration and that is likely to continue. Mike Pompeo is trump's nominee for Secretary of State The appointment of CIA Director Michael Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary [...]
  • Cambridge Analytica stage-managed Kenya president’s campaigns

    Cambridge Analytica stage-managed Kenya president’s campaigns
    Cambridge Analytica, the UK political consultancy at the center of Facebook’s election manipulation scandal, ran the campaigns of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2013 and 2017 Kenyan elections, according to video secretly recorded and broadcast by Britain’s Channel 4 News on Monday. The company denied all allegations made by Channel 4 News regarding its business [...]
  • U.S. Military Continue Spread in Africa As Ghana Allows For New Base

    US Military Continue Spread in Africa As Ghana Allows For New Base
    Reports are emerging that the Ghanaian government  has sent to parliament a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation with the U.S., seeking to give the Americans space to set up a camp for its military forces. Local news agencies in the West African country are reporting that cabinet approved the MoU on 8 March and [...]
  • The Trump Presidency is all About Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty

    The Trump Presidency is all About Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty

    When US secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sacked by Donald Trump Tuesday, the move shocked the world. Yet, it didn’t come as a surprise to many analysts. The Trump Presidency is all about loyalty. And the sacking of Tillerson only furthers this plot. In this analysis, I cover what this means.

  • France To Return Over 70,000 Stolen African Artifacts

    France To Return Over 70,000 Stolen African Artifacts
    President Emmanuel Macron of France announced on Monday his appointment of two experts to make plans for the repatriation of African artifacts held in French museums, following his pledge in November that “African heritage cannot be a prisoner of European museums.” The Senegalese writer and economist Felwine Sarr and the French art historian Bénédicte Savoy [...]
  • Tillerson and Lavrov Book Same Ethiopian Hotel — and Can’t Agree on a Meeting

    The top diplomats from Russia and the U.S. are spending their Thursday evening at a five-story Sheraton Hotel in Ethiopia’s capital. But with the two countries’ relationship at a post-Cold War low, the envoys can’t even agree on whether they want to meet. The latest dispute began a few weeks ago when reporters realized that [...]