The United Kingdom rolling out the red carpet to host South Africa for a State Visit for the first time under a new monarch, is testament that the country on the southernmost tip of the African continent is still an important player on the international stage.
The G20 is facing the same problem that became apparent during the UN Security Council on the resolutions on Ukraine: the forum is at risk of turning into a fighting ring, where great powers play out their rivalry. If this happens, the rifts between advanced economies and the developing world will deepen, just at a time […]
Romy Chevallier, a researcher from think tank South African Institute of International Affairs, said the “African COP” should be the “implementation COP” with a clear road map on how to fund various climate policies and projects.
Gustavo de Carvalho, a senior researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs, said the growth of certain armed groups gives the local population a sense of frustration at the role the United Nations has in the country. ‘The ability not only to militarily resolve the issues that are happening, particularly in the east […]
Steven Gruzd and Gustavo de Carvalho, who have studied Russia’s strategic engagement in Africa for the SA Institute of International Affairs, said the time is not yet ripe for peace talks. ‘Beginning a process where there is dialogue can assist with the process, but it requires momentum where both parties believe they have more to […]
Alex Benkenstein, head of SAIIA’s Governance Resources Programme, told ENA that Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative is good practice to combat the effects of climate change, and that the lessons should be shared and expanded to the broader region.
Gustavo de Carvalho, a senior researcher on Russia-Africa relations at the South African Institute of International Affairs, said African countries do not simply pick sides between the West and China or Russia, but are driven by self-interest. ‘In some instances, it’s slightly more pragmatic,’ he said.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a three0country tour of Africa on Sunday at a time of growing U.S. concern about Russia’s clout on the continent and on the heels of a recent trip by Moscow’s top envoy.
Steven Gruzd, Head of the Russia-Africa project at the South African Institute of International Affairs, agrees that Putin sent Lavrov to Africa partly as a propaganda move, but also ‘to counter the very effective public relations that president [Volodymyr] Zelensky has had on social media.’ Gruzd also believes the visit is a ‘deliberate ploy by […]
Ukraine wants to change this attitude and attract African countries to its side. In addition, the continent is trying to buy the necessary weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russia also wants to attract Africa to its side – on July 24, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov begins a tour of the countries of the […]