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Germany pledges investment in Africa’s Green Energy Projects

Germany has pledged to invest €4 billion (US$4.37 billion) in African green energy projects until 2030. This announcement was made by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin on November 21, 2023. What you should know The investment will focus on projects that promote the use of renewable energy …

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UK Supreme Court Rules Against Rwanda Asylum Deal

In a landmark ruling on November 15, 2023, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful. The court unanimously found that the policy put asylum seekers at real risk of ill-treatment and violated the UK’s obligations under the Refugee Convention. The policy, which was announced in …

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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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EU Fixes Projects for Global South as Rival to China

The European Union (EU) is launching a new initiative to fund infrastructure projects in the Global South, in a bid to counter China’s growing influence in the region. The “Global Gateway” initiative will provide up to €300 billion ($340 billion) in funding for projects in areas such as transportation, energy, and digital infrastructure. The EU …

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