Global powers court Africa as alliances shift in newly multipolar world
17 August 2022 | 5:14 am
Presidents and ministers from global powers have been crisscrossing Africa over the past few weeks. We get some analysis on the geopolitical chess game taking place on the continent from Eric Olander, Editor-in-Chief of The China-Global South Project.
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The African National Congress gathers this weekend to decide on its policies for the next five years. Top of the list is how to deal with corruption. Meanwhile, ANC workers were out protesting as some have not been paid in two months. Also in this edition: we take a closer look at the conflict between the M23 militia group and DR Congo. Finally, we kick off the weekend with South Africa's latest export, Amapiano music.
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