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Ghana: December 7

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on January 17, 2024

Special Report: How Vincent Bolloré Won Control of Ghana’s Biggest Port

Recommended research   published by Andrew Weir, Africa Confidential on March 25, 2021

In Ghana, Bolloré’s agreement with the government to build and manage a new container port in Tema violated procurement laws, transparency standards, and opaquely cut Ghana’s equity in the venture. The agreement reflects the vulnerability and loss of sovereignty posed by having one company control crucial 15 ports in the region as well as the importance of transparency and accountability in contracting, particularly for critical infrastructure. Politicians have traded foreign support for their political campaigns at the expense of their country’ development; the capacity of legislatures and civil society to hold leaders to account must be increased.

Accommodating Africa’s Juntas Amplifies Insecurity

Spotlight   published by Joseph Siegle and Jeffrey Smith on May 31, 2024

In addition to undermining democracy, accommodating Africa’s military coups will exacerbate security, economic, and humanitarian concerns.

China’s Strategy to Shape Africa’s Media Space

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on April 16, 2024

China’s ruling party is leveraging its funding of African media outlets, content sharing, and training of African journalists to advance Chinese narratives, policies, and norms on the continent.

Pan-Africanism Reborn?

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on March 19, 2024

Pan-Africanism's long legacy as a framework for ending colonialism and advancing peace, people-based democracy, and human rights remains as vital as ever for reclaiming citizen agency.

South Africa: May 29

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on January 17, 2024