The last colony in Africa, Western Sahara has been locked in a protracted struggle for independence for over forty years.
Although oil is significant for Chinese economic development, the country’s ‘peaceful rise’ advocated as Chinese strategy of development should be called into question.
Africa is experiencing a mobile revolution. Chinese telecommunication companies are playing a significant role in this.
The case of the Tuareg is emblematic to understand the possible detrimental consequences of foreign military intervention.
Kenya must improve transparency, address corruption, and strengthen its institutional infrastructure if it is to avoid joining the long list of states ‘cursed’ by oil.
Concepts like “flauntiness,” though complex and somewhat amorphous, should be engaged with to give models of economic development a new dynamic of pragmatism.
ROs do not provide a credible alternative to the UN because the advantages are far outstripped by serious financial, logistical, and political obstacles they face.
China and Angola illustrate that the geopolitics of energy adversely affect the prospects for development and democracy in energy-exporting states.
Chabal and Daloz argue that neopatrimonialism is central to African politics, the political culture of Africa being inherently different to that of the Western states.
The media’s overwhelming focus on negative events in the South maintains the colonial binaries of our civilisation and their backwardness.
There is no escaping the correlation between resource abundance and poor economic performance. The resource curse is political and brought on by poor policy decisions.
Britain often had little choice but to concede that the constitutional independence of its dependencies was inescapable.