Special edition: US-Africa relations
10 November 2020 | 6:52 am
As the US turns out for one of its most important elections in half a century, we take a look at the stakes for Africa. The outcome of the US presidential vote will have global consequences: from the impact on the international response to climate change, to AIDS, to US involvement in regional disputes and relations. Africa has skin in the game. The last four years have seen Donald Trump show disinterest, if not disdain for the continent. We discuss all these issues with our guest Douglas Yates.
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Europe seems to have ever fewer options as it watches West Africa experience a series of military coups.
July 2023 saw the third edition of a fashion competition in Paris called Africa Fashion Up. It aims to give a platform to young, up-and-coming African talent. Five designers from across the continent presented their collections at the Musée du Quai Branly, as they celebrated local craftsmanship with a global appeal. The winner, Aristide Loua, is an Ivorian who lived in France before returning to his home country, where he spent two years reacclimatising before embracing fashion. FRANCE 24 went to meet him and the other designers.
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As the first-ever Africa Climate Summit kicks off on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, some representatives in attendance are wondering whether the political elite will match their words with meaningful action.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are pledged to boost African carbon credit production at the opening day of a landmark climate summit for the continent, despite protesters in Nairobi warning the approach is flawed. Also, Gabon's new leader promises elections to restore civilian rule as he is sworn in as president less than a week after toppling his predecessor.
Military coups are resurging in Africa. A phenomenon that once plagued the continent. There have been over 70 coups in Africa since countries on the continent gained independence from colonial rule. Here are the African countries currently being led by military juntas.
Europe's influence in Africa is waning. Germany is now attempting a values-based approach, but without paternalism.
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This week, five US citizens freed from prison in Iran were able to embrace their loved ones back home. Under the deal brokered by Qatar, five Iranians detained in the United States were also released. The agreement included the unfreezing of nearly $6 billion in Iranian assets. So is the deal a sign of warming ties between Washington and Tehran? We put the question to David Smith, Washington bureau chief for the Guardian.
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