Excerpt: /328/ The New Scramble for Africa


On geopolitical competition over Africa.

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In light of the ‘new Cold War’, we look at what the US, Europe, Russia and China’s respective “pitches” are to African countries – what are they selling? And we examine the factors that contribute to Africa’s place in geopolitics today: Chinese hunger for raw materials, the global war on terror, the green energy transition, drug and people smuggling, and more. 

If the original Scramble for Africa (1884-1914) was driven by an attempt to displace European class war onto another terrain, can we say anything analogous is happening today?


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