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24.02.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

From the first minutes of our conversation, the vice-president of the International Russophile Movement, Sulejanta Ndhyay, impressed me with his impeccable Russian language and knowledge of Russian literature. We talked about what Russophilism is in the modern world and how serious are the fears that the West might launch a broad campaign to discredit the supporters of this movement, seeing in it the notorious intrigues of Moscow. And, naturally, Mr Sulejanta shared the immediate plans of the International Russophile Movement…

21.02.2024 Abbas Hashemite

Amidst the world’s focus on the Israel-Hamas war, tensions between Ethiopia and Somalia are simmering. Escalating tensions between the two countries have added to the political instability of the region. Recently, the two countries locked horns over the claims of Somalia, at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa – the capital of Ethiopia, that the Ethiopian administration attempted to refrain President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud from entering the venue…

18.02.2024 Mohamed Lamine KABA

Affected by the rise of terrorist movements and the increasing number of flashpoints in the region, ECOWAS seems to be struggling to maintain its homeostasis on the West African political scene. The withdrawal of Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali from the Alliance of Sahel States is both a thunderbolt for ECOWAS and the creation of a pole of rivalry and self-determination for its peoples, turning the region into a zone of competition and confrontation between Russia, a member of the BRICS alliance, and France…

14.02.2024 Ivan Kopytsev

At the end of January 2024, another representative of the Western world clearly demonstrated its interest in developing cooperation with the countries of the Global South: on Monday January 29 an Italy-Africa summit, organized by Italy, opened in Rome. Although this event is not comparable in scale to recent Russia-Africa or US-Africa summits, either in terms of both the number of participants or the importance of the depth of the issues involved, it would be a mistake to ignore it. Especially since, in addition to the leaders of countries that have traditionally maintained relations with Europe…

14.02.2024 Simon Chege Ndiritu

The US is Imposing its Views and Deciding For Kenya

Democracy is (or should be) a form of government in which policy decisions are influenced by the Majority of the population. However, this is not what Washington has been doing with its ally Kenya. An article published in the East African (here) ran a revealing title…

13.02.2024 Abbas Hashemite

For the past three years, Africa has been under an unprecedented wave of coups. The region has witnessed its 7th coup in Gabon on 30 August 2023. Coups at such a rapid pace in the African region have done great harm to the persistent efforts by the civilian governments in the region to dispel the reputation of Africa as a “coup belt.” Incessant corruption and insecurity in the region are some of the major reasons behind frequent military interventions in the region. Moreover, the failure of civilian institutions also provides the military with an opportunity…

09.02.2024 Ivan Kopytsev

The number of significant political events across the African continent has increased dramatically recently: not even a month after the signing of the sensational Memorandum of Understanding between Ethiopia and Somaliland, another news story has already taken centre stage. Thus, on 28 January, the military Governments of three Sahel States – Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger – announced their decision to leave the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with immediate effect. It should be borne in mind that any political changes in the Sahel zone may be of fundamental importance for Russia’s interests…

09.02.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

Almost the entire life of my interlocutor Dmitry Viktorovich KURAKOV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Senegal and Gambia, is connected with Africa. In an exclusive interview, which he agreed to give to the “New Eastern Outlook”, we talked about the relationship between our countries in various spheres and areas…

07.02.2024 Simon Chege Ndiritu

The UK’s efforts to shed its barbaric-colonizer badge may be driving its British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) to launch a half-baked information campaign of painting itself as a victim of Cholera from China. As the UK continues sponsoring the Israeli Massacre of Gazans, bombing Houthis in Yemen, and signing a mutual defense agreement with Kyiv’s Nazi regime, its media and military are hell-bent on deceiving Kenyans that BATUK was experiencing a cholera outbreak linked to China, a claim that rapidly spread across the social media before it was quietly retracted…

06.02.2024 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

South Africa is preparing for retaliatory measures from Western regimes meant to punish one of Africa’s leading powers and a BRICS member for launching an international legal prosecution against the Zionist regime. The South African leadership, however, believes in the country’s ability to resist these Western actions. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned…

06.02.2024 Abbas Hashemite

The African continent has been a victim of poverty and terrorism for a long period of time. Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia are among the most affected countries by terrorism in this region. On 10th January 20224 Al Shabab (the youth), a terrorist organization in East Africa, captured a UN helicopter in Central Somalia. Almost six passengers were taken hostage by the militant group after the helicopter landed in the Galgaduud region. Soon after the incident, the United Nations temporarily suspended all its flights in the vicinity…

31.01.2024 Phil Butler

The recent meeting in Moscow between Chad’s President Idriss Deby and Russia’s Vladimir Putin is the latest sign Africa is embracing the emerging multipolar world order. Western reaction to this and a score of other linkups has been on the level of a geopolitical panic. One by one, and in batches, the nations of Africa are spurning the old-world imperialists, especially France. And Chad is a keystone nation in the dead center of the continent…