How the West Lost Africa

Welcome to Foreign Policy’s Africa Brief. The highlights this week: Tunisia’s largest trade union calls a strike over wages, a politician in Algeria seeks to criminalize normalization of relations with Israel, and the Meroe pyramids in Sudan are digitized. If you would like to receive Africa Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here.…

How currency sanctions on Russia could disrupt trade with Africa

Introduction Financial sanctions tend to hurt both the sanctioned and the sanctioner, but they also threaten to hurt countries that are financially interlinked with the sanctioned country. Recent sanctions levied on Russia by the United States and the European Union in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are disrupting global trade and financial networks across…

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…

Denver Plans Direct Flights to a “Growing African Continent”

DENVER  — (AFRICA NEWS MATTERS)  Recently we learned Denver International Airport (DIA) and the city of Denver, fondly called the mile-high city, in the US state of Colorado, have begun exploring possibilities for direct flights to continental Africa. DIA has set up a team that is working on this initiative called Denver Air Service Committee.…

Africa News Highlights — April 8, 2022

DENVER — (AFRICA NEWS MATTERS)  AFRICA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS — April 8, 2022. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? April 7, 2022 — The New York Times The New York Times: A Covid Mystery in Africa. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/podcasts/the-daily/covid-cases-africa.html April 4, 2022 — FIFA FIFA.com: Third time lucky for Cameroon?. https://www.fifa.com/news/cameroon-brazil-fifa-world-cup-draw-reunion April 4, 2022 — My Broadband South Africa’s top…