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The Rise of NATO in Africa
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Politics and Society The Rise of NATO in Africa

NATO’s war in Libya was its first major military operation in Africa, but it was not the first European military footprint on the continent. NATO’s war on Libya changed the dynamics of the relationship between the African countries and the West. The African Union was wary of Western military intervention in the region.

Beyond big-man palaver – Pan-Africanism’s precarity problem
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Politics and Society Beyond big-man palaver – Pan-Africanism’s precarity problem

Pan-Africanism means we will do it ourselves by doing it together. It grounds economic advancement, political liberation, cultural self-determination and territorial integrity in the unity of all African people on the continent and its diaspora. While the African Union has scored some important wins, African unity essentially fails along class lines.

Long Read | African Liberation Day: The people are our mountains
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Politics and Society Long Read | African Liberation Day: The people are our mountains

In this article, Sungu Oyoo relates happenings in his village of Kajulu (Kenya) to the Pan-African crisis by exploring how the Neo-colonial state reproduces itself, then creates myths to cover its tracks. For just as the colonial enterprise was anchored in myths of ‘civilizing missions’ – the neo-colonial state is today even more adept at creating and propagating myths and designs that cloud our eyes, obscure our visions and act as roadblocks to the African Revolution.