Has America Lost the “New Scramble for Africa?”

Editor’s Note: In this piece, Keshawn Young argues that Amer­i­ca appears to be the “sore los­er” in the “scram­ble for Africa,” a bat­tle it is wag­ing against Rus­sia and Chi­na in Africa.  On Octo­ber 21, Unit­ed States Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Minnesota’s 5th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict, Ilhan Omar, called out Amer­i­ca for its con­tin­u­ing strug­gle to estab­lish strong…

President Biden Announces U.S. — Africa Leaders Summit

DENVER (Africa News Mat­ters) — There are no doubts about the strate­gic impor­tance of the African con­ti­nent to the world’s super­pow­ers. Just as Rus­sia, Chi­na, and India have upped the ante in rela­tions with African nations, the Unit­ed States, con­sid­ered gross­ly lag­ging in its strate­gic rela­tions with the con­ti­nent, appears ready to change its ways. The Obama…

Dawn of a second Cold War and the ‘scramble for Africa’

Abstract Ample empir­i­cal evi­dence shows that the African Con­ti­nen­tal Free Trade Area (AfCF­TA) will boost the com­pet­i­tive­ness of African economies and accel­er­ate the diver­si­fi­ca­tion of sources of growth and trade to deep­en eco­nom­ic inte­gra­tion in Africa and enhance the region’s assim­i­la­tion into the world econ­o­my. How­ev­er, real­iz­ing these poten­tials hinges on revers­ing the cur­rent trend…