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Why the US’s counterterrorism strategy in the Sahel keeps failing

In exclusive interviews, former officials explain what has gone wrong and why the United States keeps making the same mistakes

America’s Africa policy needs a rethink

When it comes to engagement with Africa, the United States has lost ground to China, Russia, Turkey, and the Gulf States. That’s why the new Biden administration needs new policies for the continent, writes Gregory Meeks, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the US Congress

US needs a gutsy Biden now

With political polarisations running deep after a divisive Trump presidency, the new administration will need to rid the country of crises on several fronts

Trade with America thrived under Trump

Mutual mistrust there may have been, but economic activity between South Africa and the superpower remained robust. Now exports must diversify and create jobs

Africa and the US under the Biden administration: A response to Moeletsi Mbeki

A democratic administration is likely to revert to the US’s default position on global affairs, which doesn’t leave much for Africa to celebrate

From the land of the free to the country of the unhinged

Democracies are fragile entities that are often captured and exploited by populists, to the detriment of all concerned

Biden’s unravelling Trump’s ‘America First’ may offer Africa a reprieve

The 46th president of the United States is ushering in a new foreign policy based on multilateralism

Trump slinks off world stage, leaving others to put out the fires he started

What his supporters and assorted right-wingers will do now in a climate that is less friendly to them is anyone’s guess

The US once again has something  Africa wants: competent leaders

Africa must use its best minds to negotiate a mutually beneficial economic relationship

US-Africa policy can be reset under Biden

A lack of nuanced, in-depth analysis has in the past led to policy blunders – with disastrous consequences

Editorial: Campaigns in the time of Twitter

Just as a “nobody” can spew falsehoods and propaganda on social media, so too can a political leader — only with more dire consequences.

Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

In historic vote, Trump becomes first US president to be impeached a second time for inciting mob that attacked the Capitol

WHO warns coronavirus herd immunity unlikely this year

Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled out.

America’s lessons for African dictators

COMMENT: Trump’s attacks on democracy grab the headlines, but the real story is one of democratic resilience

US democracy is stronger than it looks

We learnt this week that an American president, no matter how rogue, cannot keep himself in power against the will of the people

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