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Russia's play for influence in Africa could be curtailed by its lack of financial muscle
This paper argues that Russia has indeed expanded its influence in Africa in the last decade compared to its post-Cold War status quo ante, but its modest finances will likely keep its lofty ambitions in check.
How is the war in Ukraine affecting perceptions of Russia in Africa?
Aanu Adeoye outlines how the invasion of Ukraine is affecting perceptions of Russia across the Africa region.
Local funding for early-stage startups is taking off in Africa
On the importance of local funding for African tech startups.
Many African countries are staying neutral on Russia's invasion of Ukraine
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Aanu Adeoye of think tank Chatham House about African nations' responses to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
UN vote on Russia invasion shows a changing Africa
Despite Russia’s growing engagement across Africa, the UN vote shows there is lower tolerance now from that continent for such an aggressive invasion of Ukraine.
How fintech became Africa's unicorn farm
Africa is home to the world’s most exciting fintech startups, which are stepping in to serve millions of people underserved by established financial institutions
Democracy delayed in Mali spurs sanctions from neighbours
Mali’s junta now finds itself ostracised by its regional peers – and at the centre of a dangerous new geopolitical game.
Russia’s presence in Mali raises concerns
Russia will soon arrive in another country formerly under the wing of a Western power, but what does it stand to gain?
Africa: Newspaper countering fake news
Aanu Adeoye on a pan-African newspaper that is putting the truth out there.
Ethiopia's Tigray Conflict Demands International Attention. Time Is Running Out
Why those with leverage must intervene in Ethiopia before things worsen
What boosting local funding could mean for Africa’s startup ambitions
Boosting local funding could change the game for Africa’s startup ambitions.
#BringBackOurGirls: A story of the Nigerian girls’ rescue
A review of Bring Back Our Girls, a book about Nigeria's captured school girls.
How South Africa Erupted
Protests over the arrest of ex-president Jacob Zuma have spiralled into violence motivated by rampant inequality and social divisions, in the worst period of unrest since the end of apartheid.
Lagos finally grows into its role as Africa’s Silicon Valley
Paystack’s acquisition represents the dream for Nigerian tech entrepreneurs.
Jacob Zuma’s sentence is great marketing for one of South Africa’s biggest fast-food chains
Jacob Zuma was sentenced to prison. A chicken company made fun of him.