"Opening a new chapter in the Sino-African economic partnership", said the title of the second China-Africa Investment Forum (CAIF), held last week in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, bringing together 505 high-level Chinese and African economic decision makers and business leaders.
The coup in Zimbabwe is a watch for other African 'Presidents for Life', such as Biya in Cameroon, or dynastic heirs such as Kabila in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their survival, in addition to the military and the people, also depends on foreign powers. And China weighs more and more
The official announcement of the start of AMISOM's withdrawal from Somalia arrived Tuesday from the head of the African Union's peacekeeping mission, Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira of Mozambique, who during a press conference in Mogadishu, explained that to safeguard security of the local population the withdrawal will be gradual and will be completed by the end of 2020.
The terrorist attack on Mogadishu, where at least 358 people were killed last October 14, and the ambush on October 5, in the southwest of Niger, near the border with Mali, where four U.S. Army Green Beretand five Nigerien military have lost their lives, marked a new escalation in the Trump's war on terrorism in Africa.
On the eve of last August's Rwandan presidential, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, correspondent for the New York Times, explained that President Paul Kagame's authoritarianism is tolerated by the international community because counterbalanced by prosperity and economic growth.
While international media are focused on the independence instances of Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia, many ignore that there is also a country in Africa where the secession wind rushing blows. This is Cameroon, where a year of hard state repression has not weakened the claim of independence in two of the ten country's regions.