Africa

Influence de la Chine et de la Russie en Afrique : les États-Unis confrontés à un obstacle militaire inattendu

Un monde de plus en plus multipolaire signifie que l’influence de Washington sur le continent va diminuer à mesure que d’autres partenaires stratégiques émergeront, notamment la Russie et la Chine, estime Westen K. Shilaho. Justified Accord 2024, le plus grand exercice du Commandement des États-Unis pour l’Afrique (AFRICOM) en Afrique …

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Niger: le fils du président renversé Mohamed Bazoum a quitté le Togo pour Dubaï

Le fils de Mohamed Bazoum a quitté Lomé le 18 avril 2024 : Salem Bazoum avait été conduit dans la capitale togolaise en début d’année, après avoir été retenu plus de 5 mois à la résidence présidentielle de Niamey avec ses parents suite au coup d’État du 26 juillet 2023. …

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Russia-Africa Cooperation Still Faces Policy Approach And Financing Challenges – OpEd

With geopolitical confrontation and tensions deepening, the key global players are swiftly turning their focus on Africa. In practical terms, African leaders are also making strategic choices based on their development paradigms. These leaders are forced to work on their election campaign promises, especially those relating to economic development and …

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Africa File Special Edition: Russia’s Africa Corps Arrives in Niger. What’s Next?

Key Takeaway: Russian Africa Corps soldiers deployed to Niger on April 12, which will challenge US efforts to remain in Niger in the immediate term—undermining the West’s counterterrorism posture in West and North Africa—and create long-term opportunities for the Kremlin to create conventional and irregular threats that strategically pressure Europe. …

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From Tunis to Cairo: Europe Extends Its Border Across North Africa

The EU’s latest migration deals with Egypt and Tunisia offshore border control without meaningful commitments to address root causes of migration or safeguard human rights. The European Union is going all-in on border externalization. In March, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Georgi Meloni, and four …

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ANALYSIS: How Nigeria, other Lake Chad Basin countries can sever terrorism’s lifeline

Disrupting the financing and local economies of violence is crucial to defeating terrorist groups. Nigeria recently sanctioned several individuals and entities for allegedly financing terrorism. The list includes six Nigerians sentenced to 10 years to life in prison in 2019 for establishing a Boko Haram cell in the United Arab …

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The Forever Failure of America’s Failed Forever Wars

Dressed in green military fatigues and a blue garrison cap, Colonel Major Amadou Abdramane, a spokesperson for Niger’s ruling junta, took to local television last month to criticize the United States and sever the long-standing military partnership between the two countries. “The government of Niger, taking into account the aspirations …

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Watch out, Iran is putting a foot in Niger. Report Soufan Center

Tehran is trying to exploit the divisions between Western countries and the juntas in the Sahel. Also in the crosshairs is the country that hosts 250 Italian soldiers Iran is exploiting the growing rift between several coup leaders in the Sahel – in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – and …

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IntelBrief: Iran Extends its Influence in Africa

Iran is capitalizing on the widening rift between several post-coup leaders in the Sahel and Western countries, including the United States and France.Iranian leaders perceive that expanded relations with Africa’s leaders can help Iran circumvent U.S.-led sanctions and enhance Iran’s role as a supplier of sophisticated weaponry, particularly armed drones.Iran’s …

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ANALYSIS: Uncrewed vessels threaten Africa’s maritime security

Maritime drone deployment in offensive operations in the Black and Red Seas provides a glimpse of the future of naval warfare. On 18 February, the United States (US) Central Command reported the first instance of Houthi rebels using uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) in the Red Sea. The attack was unsuccessful …

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