Mon, Nov 30, 2020
African agency in the new Cold War: Traditional power competition in the post-COVID-19 African landscape
In a resource-scarce post-COVID environment that will accelerate competition between traditional external powers on the African continent, some African nations will find themselves in the crosshairs of a new Cold War mentality that could threaten African agency, regionalization, and the blooming ethos of pan-Africanism. African leaders’ pursuit of collective interests will be decisive in setting the continent’s trajectory—toward a new African Century, or another period of thwarted ambitions.
Report by Bronwyn Bruton
Fri, Dec 4, 2020
The post-COVID world this week: UK vaccine approval increases pressure on US, the economic-recovery rollercoaster, and Africa’s great-power predicament
What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? Africa seated in the middle of a heated competition. But it isn’t such a bad seat for pan-Africanism.
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Thu, Dec 3, 2020
The Guatemalan Congress went up in smoke, literally, on November 21, when massive protests broke out against a draft budget that was negotiated behind closed doors, with limited input from civil society, and that proposed cuts in funding for COVID-19 and human rights agencies as the country battles the virus, unemployment, and corruption.
New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Bozmoski
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