Challenges of Water Sharing in the Nile Basin: Critical Moments Approaching

Egypt and Sudan are supposed to adhere to a binding agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), even amidst…

Will South Africa Recover after the Crisis?


According to the Statistical Office of the Republic of South Africa, the country’s GDP in 2020 shrank by 7%. That is the sharpest drop in South Africa’s economy since WWII. What makes up the South African economy? What triggered such a massive economic downturn in one of the most advanced nations on the African continent? What could help South Africa restore…

What Will Tanzania Gain by Cooperating with China?


On May 12, 2021 in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in the United Republic of Tanzania, on behalf of their respective countries PRC Ambassador to Tanzania Wang Ke and Permanent Secretary of Tanzanian Ministry of Finance and Planning Emmanuel Tutuba signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation. From the very beginning, since bilateral relations…

Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia: A Twist Knot of Contradictions


There has been a decade-long dispute over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile since 2011. Recently, after the final failure of the negotiations in Kinshasa, this dispute has intensified between Cairo and Khartoum on the one hand, and Addis Ababa on the other. Various rounds of talks under the African Union (AU) auspices to resume…

The Role of the Red Sea in World Politics


The Red Sea is steadily growing in importance as a nexus of geopolitical competition, which at the same time poses security challenges for the countries of the region. The lack of a clear consensus on the rules of competition between international and regional powers has only intensified the frantic race by both state and non-state actors for natural resources and spheres…

Will Chad be Able to Stop Libyan Chaos?


After acting head of state Idriss Déby, who had ruled the country since December 1990, won the presidential elections in Chad on April 11, the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) militias that had taken refuge in unstable Libya supported the opposition forces and invaded Chad. The rebels said their goal was to take the capital of Chad and replace Idriss Déby…

How the Middle East States are Bringing their Rivalries to Africa


Growing competition among Middle Eastern powers – Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and the UAE – has forced almost all of them to establish their influence beyond the Gulf region and look for allies elsewhere. For almost all of these states, Africa is the best destination, not only because the continent is well poised to develop fast economically…

Turkey Expands its Neo-Ottoman Footprint in Africa


Even with Erdogan facing an increasing number of political and economic difficulties at home, Turkey continues to expand its geo-political footprint beyond its borders. Whereas Turkey’s recent adventures in Libya were largely seen as the country’s first major military deployment and direct involvement in a conflict in the continent, Turkey’s presence in Africa exists…

President of Tunisia Rushes to Support Libya


Tunisian President Kais Saied visited Libya on March 17 after the constitutional oath of office of the transitional Government of National Unity, becoming the first foreign politician to meet personally with the new Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh after the vote of confidence in the interim cabinet. The main point of the visit was the talks of Kais Saied with…

The US is Plunging into the Battle for Sudan


Recently, Sudan has begun to attract interest from a wide variety of countries. After two revolutions in Sudan and the overthrow of President al-Bashir’s regime, who ruled the country for 30 years, this African country is returning to the international community. The political activity that has now arisen all around Sudan, which was under sanctions even recently…

How the US and Great Britain Instigate Coups Nowadays


Recently, the United States and Britain, actively using the propaganda tools that they possess, have increasingly begun to accuse Russia and China of interfering in their domestic affairs and election campaigns, and of effectively preparing coups in these countries. However, apart from making proclamatory statements, neither Washington nor London has…

Egypt-Ethiopia: Difficult Negotiations


The latest round of Egyptian-Ethiopian negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), brokered by former African Union (AU) president Cyril Ramaphosa, ended without agreement, adding another episode to the chain of failed negotiations.  Egypt accused Ethiopia of derailing the GERD negotiations and evading its obligations under…

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