Africa (students)

World Bank

Globalization: A Created Mechanism for the Restructuring of Developing States

Globalization tends to work to the detriment of developing states and has been a powerful tool employed by Northern states with a recent proliferation of modern players.

Navigating Nkrumah’s Theory of Neo-colonialism in the 21st Century

Navigating Nkrumah’s Theory of Neo-colonialism in the 21st Century

Through the lens of Kwame Nkrumah, current regional unification efforts by the African Development Bank and the African Union are shown to perpetuate neo-colonialism.

Intervention, Rectificatory Justice and Immigration: France and Ben Ali

Intervention, Rectificatory Justice and Immigration: France and Ben Ali

Looking at the example of France and Tunisia, past interference in the political and social life of a country should be considered as a criteria of assessing immigration.

( Brazil Jose Rubens De La Rosa, Russia Sergey Katryrin, SA Patrice Motespe, India Onkar Kanwar, China MA Zehua ) Chairmen of the BRICS countries during the media briefing at the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 20/08/2013

The BRICS: Rhetoric or Reality?

The BRICs have been portrayed as a new paradigm threatening the contemporary liberal world order. Yet, there is also disagreement and competition between BRICs states.

The Case of the Western Sahara and its Struggle for Independence

The Case of the Western Sahara and its Struggle for Independence

The last colony in Africa, Western Sahara has been locked in a protracted struggle for independence for over forty years.

How Has China Been Safeguarding Its Oil Imports from the Middle East and Africa?

How Has China Been Safeguarding Its Oil Imports from the Middle East and Africa?

Although oil is significant for Chinese economic development, the country’s ‘peaceful rise’ advocated as Chinese strategy of development should be called into question.

Huawei at Mobile World Congress 2015 Barcelona

China’s Telecommunications Boom in Africa: Causes and Consequences

Africa is experiencing a mobile revolution. Chinese telecommunication companies are playing a significant role in this.

Military Intervention in Libya: The Renewal of the Tuareg’s Self-Determination

Military Intervention in Libya: The Renewal of the Tuareg’s Self-Determination

The case of the Tuareg is emblematic to understand the possible detrimental consequences of foreign military intervention.

Kenya’s Paradoxical ‘Resource Curse’

Kenya’s Paradoxical ‘Resource Curse’

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.

The Economics of the Arab Uprisings

The Economics of the Arab Uprisings

Concepts like “flauntiness,” though complex and somewhat amorphous, should be engaged with to give models of economic development a new dynamic of pragmatism.

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

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.

The Impact of the Geopolitics of Energy: China and Angola

The Impact of the Geopolitics of Energy: China and Angola

China and Angola illustrate that the geopolitics of energy adversely affect the prospects for development and democracy in energy-exporting states.