The council was conceived in warfare – could that also bring reform, including adding a seat for Africa?
The latest cancellation reflects the pressure China feels it’s under in the international debt debate.
The inability to make timely debt service repayments, due to a myriad of internal and external factors, including COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine crisis, have increased concerns about an impending debt crisis in Africa.
A racist video of African children made by a Chinese man living in Malawi made headlines recently. The video sparked a wave of anger. Many Africans have criticised the dehumanising video and its worrying representation of racist attitudes held by Chinese people towards black people.
African identity needs a revision to move beyond current understanding of its relationship with China.
Can Africa avoid getting sucked into the 21st-century contest, or should it also reach for the stars?
Trump’s last-minute decision to recognise Morocco’s claim to Western Sahara presents the new US president with a dilemma.
The Trump administration’s policies affected Africa in detrimental ways. His administration’s “America First” foreign policy also meant disengaging from its obligations to Africa, which he infamously referred to as “shit-hole countries”.
If elected next month, Joe Biden must do more than turn the clock back to pre-Trump days.