Tag: Cold War

Russian embassy re-opens in Burkina Faso after 32 years as France struggles to exert influence

December 31, 2023

After nearly 32 years without a diplomatic presence in Burkina Faso, Russia has announced the opening of its embassy in the capital Ouagadougou, in a ... Read More

Ties with Africa are a “priority” for Moscow, Putin says, in a bid to evade sanctions

March 23, 2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he gives a "priority" to relations with African countries, as Moscow was looking for new partners in the face ... Read More

Leaders condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine at UN, pledging billions to fight AIDS, malaria and TB

September 22, 2022

At the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from Qatar, Senegal and Turkey called for immediate peace talks between Moscow and Kiev to end Russia’s invasion ... Read More

Tunisia: President, Prime Minister in cold war

January 7, 2021

Tension is brewing between Tunisia’s President Kais Saied and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi with the latest silent showdown being the sacking of Interior minister Taoufik ... Read More

Algeria’s African Mirage

December 6, 2016

As it heads straight towards a spiral of economic and social turmoil reminiscent of the situation that it experienced in the late 1980s and the ... Read More

UN 4th Committee: Morocco Deplores Algeria’s Perpetuation of Sahara Conflict

October 11, 2016

Algeria’s responsibility in prolonging the Sahara conflict was decried by Morocco’s Representative at the UN in New York Omar Hilale, who deplored that Algiers continue ... Read More

UN Envoy Fears Return to Outright War in Sahara

September 27, 2016

The war scenario between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario separatists was at the heart of talks separately held by the UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy ... Read More

UN Fears a Full-blown War in Sahara

September 8, 2016

The UN has voiced fears over a full-blown war in the Sahara after the Polisario sent armed militiamen to the buffer zone in the border ... Read More

Russia, NATO, and Crimea – Putin’s Reagan Gambit

March 31, 2014

On one side is the world's most prominent political and military alliance, on the other a Russia actively looking beyond its borders into a Europe ... Read More

European Union’s Post-Mali ‘Africa Strategy’: Still a ‘Normative-Civilian-Soft Power’?

April 28, 2013

North and West Africa are facing a complex set of challenges in terms of democratic transition and consolidation, a growing prominence of Islamist influence, and ... Read More