On geopolitical competition over Africa.
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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- /304/ The Failure of the French Forever War (2) ft. Yvan Guichaoua
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- /267/ South Africa Mafia State ft. Benjamin Fogel