Tag: Africa

Understanding Multifaceted African Response to the Israeli-Palestine Conflict
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Understanding Multifaceted African Response to the Israeli-Palestine Conflict

The African response to the Israeli-Gaza conflict is multifaceted, reflecting historical alliances, diplomatic considerations, and evolving geopolitical dynamics. African countries that previously recognized Israel have now opposed Israel's actions in Gaza and this was reflected in the United Nations General Assembly vote on a humanitarian truce. The nations of the continent navigate a delicate balance between expressing solidarity with the Palestinian cause and maintaining diverse international relations. The ongoing Israeli war on Gaza has sparked diverse reactions across the African continent, highlighting the complexities of diplomatic relations, historical alliances, and regional dynamics. While it is challenging to generalize African public opinion due to a lack of c...
Rising Tension in the Nile: Analyzing the GERD and its Geopolitical Repercussions
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Rising Tension in the Nile: Analyzing the GERD and its Geopolitical Repercussions

The geopolitical dynamics surrounding the Nile River centred on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), represent a crucial and highly volatile issue. The humanitarian repercussions of water scarcity, combined with unresolved disputes, political tensions, and historical rivalries, create a precarious situation. International involvement and mediation for a peaceful and equitable resolution are imperative for a stable Northeast Africa. The situation surrounding the Nile River, particularly the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), is a highly contentious matter with the potential to result in a crisis for Egypt and Sudan. This issue is often referred to as a geopolitical "flashpoint" in the region. Background and Concerns The Nile River flows through ...
Coup d’état: Sudan, Women and the World
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Coup d’état: Sudan, Women and the World

The civil war in Sudan will impact the global economy and the flow of trade between the nations as it is in the Horn of Africa which is an important trade centre and adjacent to the Suez Canal. Sudan is the top exporter of gold and groundnut to the UAE, China, Saudi Arabia, India, and Italy and the civil war may disrupt the export of these commodities. This conflict will lead to fighting on many fronts and will make it harder for common people to access basic necessities like food, clean water, healthcare and services to the Sudanese public. The conflict has prevented thousands of Sudanese women and girls from accessing basic health facilities and medical care and are also at a greater risk of abuse and assault because many others have been forced to share their homes and belongings w...
Niger | Unraveling the Complexities of the Ongoing Coup
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Niger | Unraveling the Complexities of the Ongoing Coup

Nigerian security forces prepare to disperse pro-junta demonstrators gathered outside the French embassy, in Niamey, the capital city of Niger July 30, 2023. REUTERS/Souleymane Ag Anara The unfolding situation in Niger is a multifaceted crisis, caused by intertwining political turmoil, public sentiment, international players and control of strategic resources. As the nation grapples with internal conflict, the international community's response will play a crucial role in shaping the path towards potential resolution. Understanding the realities on the ground and engaging with the Sahel region in a pragmatic manner, distinct from Russia's approach, is essential for fostering stability and cooperation. The situation in Niger's capital, Niamey, remains tense and precarious, as the co...
Dr Jaishankar in Tanzania – Fostering Ties with The African Subcontinent in the Era of Multilateralism
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Dr Jaishankar in Tanzania – Fostering Ties with The African Subcontinent in the Era of Multilateralism

During his 4-day visit to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar addressed the Indian Community in Tanzania and had a lively interaction with the members of the Indian Community during his official visit. While Addressing the Indian Community, Dr S Jaishankar stressed the importance of Mission IT (India and Tanzania) as in India- Tanzania Mission.” Sharing the purpose of his visit, Dr S Jaishankar stated “That IT (India – Tanzania) mission goes on address some of the most important priorities of both the countries in the present era. Apart from the Mission IT (India-Tanzania) mission, the EAM (External Affairs Minister) also highlights the strong relationship, especially the strong India- Africa Connection that India Holds and the deep links that ...
Nigeria Presidential Elections – What does it mean for Africa and India
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Nigeria Presidential Elections – What does it mean for Africa and India

 Nigeria's Presidential election concluded on 25 February 2023 when Bola Tinubu was elected as the president of Nigeria, drawing criticism from opponents like Peter Obi who said the election was not transparent. Despite this Nigerian election stands as a bright hope for Africa where coups and the absence of election have caused huge distress among Africans Mr Tinubu, 70, Nigeria’s president-elect, who as the candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress. Mr Tinubu, a canny, multimillionaire former governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, is a Muslim from the southwest and boasts that he brought Mr Buhari to power. His catchphrase, “Emi lo kan” — Yoruba for “It’s my turn” — speaks to his record as a kingmaker in Nigerian politics, but alienates many young voters. ...
What is MonkeyPox and why is it causing a scare worldwide?
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What is MonkeyPox and why is it causing a scare worldwide?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY4JWa5H7HU Monkeypox is an uncommon disease and has raised concerns worldwide after multiple cases were detected in European countries recently. The monkeypox outbreaks mostly occur in endemic countries in west and central Africa and typically cause fever, chills, rash, and lesions on the face or genitals.  Nigeria reports about 3,000 monkeypox cases a year and outbreaks are usually in rural areas when people have close contact with infected rats and squirrels. WHO estimates the disease is fatal for up to one in 10 people and it has been proven historically that vaccination against smallpox is protective against monkeypox too. While one vaccine MVA-BN and one specific treatment, tecovirimat, were approved for monkeypox, in 2019 and 2022 respecti...
‘Nearly 22M people facing food insecurity in Congo, the world’s largest food crisis’: FAO Report
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‘Nearly 22M people facing food insecurity in Congo, the world’s largest food crisis’: FAO Report

Nearly 22 million people are facing acute food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as per the report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 3rd Dec, Thursday. FAO is a UN agency. The report says that “The number of people facing acute food insecurity at crisis or worse levels has dramatically increased – from 15.6 million in 2019 to 21.8 million”. The armed conflict in several regions of the country have contributed majorly to the food crisis observes the report. The situation was most dire in the provinces of North and South Kivu, lturi, and Kasai Central says FAO. Apart from the ongoing conflicts which have already disrupted livelihoods, the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures, economic decline linked to currency deprecia...