Articles by: Otobong Inieke

Western Africa and the Bane of French Foreign Policy

Western Africa and the Bane of French Foreign Policy

Overview On the 8th of October 2021, France organized a Montpellier conference, claiming a new approach to its relationship with Africa. The conference took place in the background of growing anti-French sentiments across several Francophone West African states. For example, the new military junta in Mali indicated their intention to seek military support from Russia, a role traditionally reserved for[Read More…]

by 18/11/2021 Comments are Disabled World
African Financial Independence is a Threat to the Status Quo and not a Pipedream

African Financial Independence is a Threat to the Status Quo and not a Pipedream

This article seeks to draw attention to one aspect of African sovereignty that does not get adequate coverage. Admittedly, many are aware of illicit financial outflows that cripple development or the fact that Africa has been a net creditor to the global financial system even though the countries within are debt ridden. This article will draw the lines between the[Read More…]

by 19/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Geopolitical Machinations and Diplomatic Wish-lists: Morocco, W.Sahara, Israel, and the U.S…who benefits?

Geopolitical Machinations and Diplomatic Wish-lists: Morocco, W.Sahara, Israel, and the U.S…who benefits?

The Trump administration just officially recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over the entire Western Sahara region and like clockwork, the relics of colonial machinations stick out like a sore thumb in, yet another region of Africa divvied up during the Berlin Conference. By 1975, in the wake of independence movements across the African continent, Spain had withdrawn from the Spanish Sahara, a[Read More…]

by 13/12/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Looming Hunger: These Inert Organizations Have No Answer

Looming Hunger: These Inert Organizations Have No Answer

Just like clockwork, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has set off another ‘heartfelt’ warning to the rest of the world, saying that, if conditions in the West African Sahel region continues to deteriorate, areas in four concerned countries could slip into famine, this was stated in the FAO’s Early Warning Analysis of Food Insecurity Hotspots and includes; Northeastern[Read More…]

by 09/12/2020 Comments are Disabled World