Guinea: How Much Blood Pays for a Barrel of Oil?
Back in 2006 then-US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the politics of energy was “warping” diplomacy around the world. The very next week she opened a function attended by President Theodore Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, one of the most hideous mass murderers in human history, by […]
Paradoxes of “Peace Development” in Africa
Despite an extended period of civil and inter-state wars, ethnic strife and external intervention, Africa is said to be showing certain positive prospects of political change, economic stability and development. Not only have many African states shown signs of prosperity and peace but also foreign direct investment has increased too. However, ground realities of Africa […]
Algeria rushes into space
While a significant part of the Arab world has been forced to suffer the consequences of the so-called “Arab Spring” and radicalization of society, leading to increasing internal and external isolation, Algeria has made a bid for national creative accomplishments and strengthening of its international authority by the upcoming launch of the country’s third satellite […]
On the Influence of Urbanization on the Situation in Africa
The rapid urbanization in Africa, taking place in recent years, is essentially a new factor. It presents a danger to the stability inside the countries of this continent, which, in many cases, is underestimated. Africa is undergoing major demographic changes, under the influence of many factors: the search for new economic opportunities and prospects, the […]
Farewell, Nelson Mandela
The world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela, to a person who led millions of freedom fighters around the globe to their dream. He passed away at the age of 95, but to his final days he remained the tireless fighter for the liberty and identity of the African people. He has been one of the greatest people of […]
Sudan: on the brink of a new conflict?
In late October, the pro-South Sudan Ngok Dinka tribe in the disputed province of Abyei began to vote unilaterally to join the territory. Reports of this caused great anger in Khartoum and among the leaders of the nomadic Misseriya tribe, which is under its control and passes through the territory of the province several times […]
The Constitutional feats in the Arab Spring countries
The political impotence of the North Africa states that faced revolution movements rise in the 2010-2011 period doesn’t come as much from political instability as from the absence of any adequate legal regulations. The authorities there tend to abuse power even despite the fact that most of them have a limited term in offices, while […]
Libya is going down the Somalia path
The scandal in Libya connected to the capturing of Abu Anas al-Libi seems to be going a bit too far. The man is blamed by the White House for his alleged connection to the explosions in the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 that took lives of 224 people. At first the Libyan […]
China’s Geo-Political Penetration in Africa
In the twenty first century Africa rich with energy resources has become the center of geo-political competition of the major powers. For this reason that the relevance of Africa in the strategic planning of most countries has notably increased lately. Where the US and EU have long been attempting to dominate it and revive the old […]
Inter-Arabic integration: a desert ephemera or a vague illusion?
The Arab world is chronically falling behind the industrial leaders, and the hanging up in the stage of transition to more intensive forms of labour and types of production is going to continue in the foreseeable future. The idea of integration as a means to escape backwardness and encourage economic processes lacks the necessary impulse […]
The Arab World: Searching for Development Options
A certain share of those people shaping modern Arab thought speak openly about their doubts as to recognition of capitalism as an incontestable system for optimizing economic and interpersonal relations. Arab ideologists are in search of a special development option for their nations, which do not belong to the “golden billion” club. They believe that […]
Tunisia in the Search for Compromise
The mass demonstrations and rallies in Tunisia involving both supporters and opponents of the Islamic Ennahda party, which has been in power in the country since the end of 2011, have highlighted the growing political polarization in society. The catalyst for these protests was the murder of a deputy of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA)/Parliament/ […]