Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Africa is likely to be: ‘Where’s that?’

By Peter Vale Professor of Humanities and the Director of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS), University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg US President elect Donald Trump greets supporters on election night in New York. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Africa is likely to slide down the list of foreign policy priorities of a Donald Trump administration. This…

What Donald Trump’s presidency means for Africa

By Mark Anderson and Nicholas Norbrook | The Africa Report Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Here’s what his presidency could mean for Africa: Slowing economic growth Africa’s economies are already struggling with the downturn. If Trump’s nationalist rhetoric on trade is translated into action, expect, “a global recession, with…

Why is Morocco Returning to African Union?

            Photo: The New Times | Moroccan King Mohammed VI in Rwanda. By Joseph Rwagatare Two countries are making determined efforts to return to Africa. One is, in fact, an African country. Morocco left the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) 32 years ago over the admission of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic…

IS International Criminal Court Too Focused on Africa?

By Noah Feldman The new South Africa has been a bastion of respect for human rights, and its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court is a sign that something is terribly wrong with the tribunal. And it’s no secret: Since 2005, when it first issued arrest warrants, the court has indicted 39 people, every…