Tagged in: November 2018


The return of Russia to Africa

What does Russia want from Africa? What is behind Vladimir Putin’s ‘Pivot to Africa’ strategy? What are the benefits as well as the dangers of this new alliance?

Mboweni steps on hot coals

The musical chairs at the South African finance ministry continue as Nhlanhla Nene finds himself out and Tito Mboweni finds himself in. But can the …

A corner of Africa in Iran

In the southern port city of Bandar-e-Bushehr is a thriving community of Afro-Iranians, many of whom arrived as slaves in the 18th or 19th century. …