Monday, April 19, 2021
The rise of China and its continuing evolving economic and political clout in the Asia Pacific region and much of Africa is pushing the US to revamp its cold war tactics of containment as a strategy against a formidable rising geopolitical competitor – China. As a result of this, the...
Following what appears to be the decision of Cape Verde to defy the ruling a of the ECOWAS court concerning the detention of Venezuelan diplomat and businessman Alex Saab, his lawyers have written to officials in Cape Verde urging them to immediately enforce the court's ruling. Femi Falana and Dr....
Just a day after the ECOWAS court ruled that Venezuela's Alex Saab be freed in Cape Verde, and all processes towards his extradition to the US to be stopped, the Supreme Court of Justice in Cape Verde has also ruled that the businessman and diplomat be extradited. " confirms the...
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein Trade and investment have long been key drivers of economic growth and development globally. In Africa, where there has been significant levels of poverty and inequality, transforming economies...
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has set out how the UK’s role as a force for good in the world will be the "defining feature of Global Britain for the next decade”. In a keynote speech at Aspen Security Forum he will stress the need for the UK to use its...
The High Commissioner of Zambia to Ghana, Richard Mwanza, has advocated for extensive trade among African countries to help create a single market and deepen economic integration of the continent, to help achieve objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfcFTA). Mr. Mwanza made this call during a tour...
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country's vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television. Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours...
Large-scale protests have swept Senegal since the beginning of March, reflecting widespread anger at corruption, high unemployment, and what many regard as a politically motivated rape charge against opposition leader Ousmane Sonko (he denies the accusation). President Macky Sall’s government has cracked down violently on the demonstrations – the...
Cape Verde has been urged to immediately release Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab in compliance with the ruling of the ECOWAS Court on Monday, March 15, 2021. Femi Falana, the lead lawyer for Mr. Saab in a letter addressed to the President of the Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca...
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Pan-African multilateral EXIM Bank, announces the signing of a 7-year US$350 Million Term Loan Facility to provide financing to OCP Group, the world’s largest phosphate mining and leading fertilizer company which will support OCP Group’s expansion plans across Africa. Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank, observed...
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