Senegal’s President: Africa is Not a Breeding Ground for a New Cold War

Al Mayadeen Since the start of of the war in Ukraine, NATO and countries led by Washington have been pressuring African countries to condone sanctions on Russia, condemn the latter, and isolate Moscow from the rest of the world. In this context, Africa has become a battleground for influence between world powers, which has led…

Russia-Africa Summit to Reconvene

Abayomi Azikiwe After a visit to Russia by the two leading officials of the African Union (AU), an announcement has been made that President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold another gathering to work towards key issues facing both geopolitical regions. The last Africa-Russia Summit was held in Sochi during 2019 prior to the advent…

Food Security and Russo-African Relations

Oleg Pavlov On June 3, talks were held in Sochi between the current president of the African Union, Senegalese President Macky Sall, and Vladimir Putin.  Macky Sall flew to Russia on a one-day visit and only for the sake of meeting with the Russian president. The head of the African Union Commission, M. Faki Mahamat,…

Black Skin, White Mask

Jeremy Kuzmarov Lt. General Michael Langley [Source: nytimes.com] Lt. General Michael Langley is poised to become the first Black commander of AFRICOM—a neocolonial force whose main purpose is to enable Western corporate pillage of Africa. We have seen Blacks assist in the subjugation of their own people before and it is not something to cheer about….

Africa: The Collateral Victim of a Distant Conflict

Vijay Prashad On 25 May 2022, Africa Day, Moussa Faki Mahamat–the chairperson of the African Union (AU)–commemorated the establishment of the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) in 1963, which was later reshaped as the AU in 2002, with a foreboding speech. Africa, he said, has become ‘the collateral victim of a distant conflict, that between Russia…

African Union: Anti-Russia Sanctions Left Africa Without Access to Grain and Fertilisers

Ilya Tsukanov The United States and its European allies have slapped a series of restrictions on Russian and Belarusian fertiliser companies, while simultaneously threatening Russia’s exports of agricultural commodities to foreign markets. Food security experts have warned that such measures could cause widespread global hunger or even localised famines in 2023. The West’s anti-Russian sanctions…

The Widening Divide Between Africa and the West

Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov The incessant attempts of the West to dictate the future of African countries continue to produce the opposite of the expected result. If divorces have already been initiated, or are in the process of being initiated, between the West and several African leaderships – in the case of civil society the upper stage…

The Sun Never Sets: Why is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia?

Jeremy Kuzmarov Brigadier General Peter Bailey, right, and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Zambia Martin Dale, left, with President Hakainde Hichilema, center.[Source: zm.usembassy.gov] Because of Zambia’s Copper and to Thwart the Chinese On April 25, the U.S. government announced that U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) will open an Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Zambia….

Africa in the Context of the Ukraine Crisis

Guadi Calvo Although it has much to say, Africa is never heard, much less in the context of major international crises, as in the case of Ukraine, which has absorbed everyone’s attention and pushed the 1.22 billion Africans to the bottom of the world’s interests. As is now a daily tradition in the different scenarios…

UN and AU Endorse Sudan’s Coup Government, the Streets Do Not

Pavan Kulkarni (Photo: Herculesami/Twitter) Protesters are not convinced by the UN and AU’s position that democracy can be won by accepting a government where the real levers of power are held by the military while a cabinet of technocrats is paraded before the international community to maintain the facade of ‘joint military-civilian rule’ While the…

Outrage in Africa Over the Granting of Observer Status to “Israel” at the AU

Rosa Moro African member states and organizations in solidarity with Palestine denounce the inappropriateness of the measure and call for its revocation. On July 22, the chairman of the African Union Commission, the Chadian Moussa Faki Mahamat, announced that he had received the credentials of Aleli Admasu, “Israel’s” ambassador to Ethiopia, Burundi and Chad, which…