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Beware of the American Political Snake Oil Salesmen
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Beware of the American Political Snake Oil Salesmen
September 8, 2018

The Trump administration wasted no time in immersing itself deep into this political swamp and help market American political snake oil to unsuspecting countries around the world.

Congress of Berlin: Act II
August 15, 2018

The scramble for Africa will only increase in intensity as the insatiable appetite for Africa's oil, gold, diamonds, and rare earth minerals attracts more global interest and competition.

Congress of Berlin: Act II
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Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia’s Foul Murder
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Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia’s Foul Murder
August 2, 2018

The murder of Simegnew Bekele, whose Christian name means “hope” in his native language, has grievously struck the country’s sense of nationhood and its once bright aspirations for independent development.

Russia’s Growing Influence in Sub-Saharan Africa
June 5, 2018

While the US influence in the sub-Saharan Africa is on the wane, Russia is making strides to strengthen its position in the region.

Russia’s Growing Influence in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Tillerson Takes ‘Great Power Competition’ to Africa
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Tillerson Takes ‘Great Power Competition’ to Africa
March 13, 2018

Last week, Rex Tillerson’s tour of Africa gave practical expression to what this “great power competition” looks like in the modern era. The top US diplomat seemed more interested engaging in schadenfreude and shadowing with regard to China and Russia, rather than in supposed “partnership” with African states.

What Is ‘Safari Club II’ and How It Can Change Middle East Dynamics
January 26, 2018

The CIA and its Cold War allies, in forming the original Safari Club, has provided an invaluable template to the besieged peoples of Yemen, the Horn of Africa, and the wider Middle East. The Safari Club II is giving the Saudis, Israelis, Americans, Egyptians, Moroccans, and others a taste of their own bitter medicine.

What Is ‘Safari Club II’ and How It Can Change Middle East Dynamics
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US Gambling on the Islamic State to Undermine China and Russia’s Position in Africa
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US Gambling on the Islamic State to Undermine China and Russia’s Position in Africa
January 18, 2018

Many experts believe that the Islamic State is assembling its forces to launch major offensives in Libya and Egypt in the near future, the main aim of which is to establish a “new empire” to make up for the extremists’ losses in Iraq and Syria.

Because Mr Trump… Your Country Caused These ‘Shitholes’
January 15, 2018

US President Trump’s outrageous remarks on various poor nations – calling them “shitholes” – not only reveal a heartless racist. Donald Trump also shows himself to be appallingly ignorant.

Because Mr Trump… Your Country Caused These ‘Shitholes’
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