In recent years, Africa has become an arena for international competition in which global balances and hierarchies have been reshuffled. The US’ gradual retrenchment and China’s simultaneous explosive growth have left power vacuums that other players have tried to fill. Among these, Turkey has gained increasing influence. In Africa, the Anatolian country can afford to play a role that exceeds its actual capacity as an emerging mid-level power.
Le forze tigrine annunciano il ritiro da due regioni del nord. È la prima vera svolta per un cessate-il-fuoco dopo oltre un anno di conflitto.
La campagna in Tigray doveva durare solo qualche settimana. Invece rischia di diventare una delle peggiori carestie in Africa.
La guerra in Etiopia rappresenta il problema più scottante che toccherà i popoli del Corno d'Africa nel 2022 e avrà pesanti ripercussioni dal Sudan alla Somalia, dall'Eritrea al Kenya e oltre. Rappresenta inoltre uno dei problemi africani di maggiore criticità che la comunità internazionale si trova ad affrontare oggi.
Western Sahara’s crisis is one of the longest lasting in international politics and will continue in 2022.
Quella nel Sahara Occidentale è una delle crisi internazionali più longeve. La tensione continuerà a salire anche nel 2022.
Even in Africa, waves of three or more military coups d’état taking place in a single year seemed to belong to the past. Army takeovers had gradually gone out of fashion in recent decades, in line with trends that had seen this practice being largely demised across the world.
Colonel Mamady Doumbouya came into power on 5 September in a scenario that is not unheard of: the head of an elite battalion deposed President Alpha Condé to save Guinea through a “corrective coup”. This is the latest of a decade-long series of coups hitting West Africa where junior officers toppled an elected regime in the name of saving a country from a crisis. While the crisis was undeniable, how can the international community help prevent the next one?
Tigray’s campaign was to last only a few weeks. Instead, it risks of escalating into one of Africa’s worst famines.
The Ethiopian war is the most burning issue facing the people of the Horn of Africa in 2022, affecting people from Sudan to Somalia, Eritrea to Kenya and beyond. It is also among the most critical African problems the international community currently confronts.
In Libia il 2021 si è chiuso con la speranza tradita di un nuovo corso. Le elezioni rimandate rimangono il primo passo per la stabilizzazione.
For Libya, 2021 will end with the betrayed hope of a change of course. The now postponed elections can only be the first step of a bigger transition.
China and Africa’s ground-breaking declaration on climate change will profoundly impact China’s future international development strategy. In this blog, IDS Fellow Wei Shen highlights how and what more needs to be done to successfully implement this vision.
Seven months after Mali’s 2021 coup, the country’s military junta and the international community are at an impasse. This piece highlights the weaknesses of an approach by the international community that is on the one hand diplomatic, trying to nudge interim authorities into committing to an electoral timeline, and on the other hand punitive by imposing sanctions.