Putin assured the AU that Russia would ease grain shortages, but the arrangement is far from straightforward.
Despite its leading role in the AU’s highest decision-making body, Cameroon’s stance on African issues remains opaque.
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.
On May 15, 2022, the military junta in Mali announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel platform. The G5 Sahel was created in 2014, bringing together Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger to collaborate over the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel belt.
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.
Today Africans are celebrating Africa Day, one of the most important days on the continent. This year’s African Union theme of Africa Day is focused on the importance of addressing malnutrition and food insecurity.
A new law to punish states that back certain Russian actions could have major implications for African countries.
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.
African Liberation Day is set aside to reflect on our gains as a people trying to be free. Here the reflections bring the personal at the heart of the ongoing movement of Africans into liberatory history. The grand narrative meets the tale of a little town’s attempt at a win against capital.