Author name: David Jone

Africa in 2023: Navigating Coups, Climate Challenges, and the Cost of Living

As the year 2023 comes to an end, Africa finds itself at the crossroads of political upheaval, climate crises, and economic challenges that have collectively shaped the continent’s trajectory. From government coups and their ripple effects to the ongoing battle against climate change and the struggle to manage rising costs of living, Africa faces a …

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Liberia Presidential Runoff: Weah may win the election, but, not the people

Liberia the west African country of over 5 million people stands at a critical juncture as it braces for a Presidential runoff, after the incumbent president George Weah and his closest challenger, Joseph Boakai, failed to secure more than 50% of the total votes cast on October 10. ┬áProtests remain likely nationwide after the National …

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Russia seeks to retain its superpower credentials in Africa

Russia has long sought to maintain its superpower credentials in Africa, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has done little to change that. In fact, the conflict has created an opportunity for Russia to expand its influence in Africa, as many countries on the continent are looking for new partners to replace Western ones. There …

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