This book probes key issues pertaining to Africa's relations with global actors. It provides a comprehensive trajectory of Africa's relations with key bilateral and major multilateral actors, assessing how the Cold War affected the African state systems' political policies, its economies, and its security. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a collective understanding of Africa's drive to improve the capacity of its state of global affairs, and assess whether it is in fact able to do so.
Dawn Nagar is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa. Charles Mutasa is an independent development policy consultant. He served as Deputy Presiding Officer of the first African Union-Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Bureau, and as vice-president of the African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) between 2005 and 2008. He was the former Executive Director of the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD).
1. Introduction: Inspirations and Hesitations in Africa's Relations with External Actors Charles Mutasa Part I: Bilateral Relations: Traditional Powers 2. Africa and the United Stater: A History of Malign Neglect Adekeye Adebajo 3. Africa and Russia: The Pursuit of Strengthened Relations in the Post-Cold War EraRosaline Daniel and Vladimir Shubin 4. Africa and China: Winding Into A Community Of Common DestinyLiu Haifang 5. France and AfricaDouglas A. Yates 6. To Brexit and Beyond: Africa and the United Kingdom Alex Vines 7. Africa and PortugalClara Carvalho Part II: Bilateral Relations: Non-Traditional Powers 8. Africa and Italy's Relations After the Cold War Bernardo Venturi 9. Brazil-Africa Relations: From Boom to Bust? Adriana Erthal Abdenur 10. A Renewed Partnership? Contemporary Latin America-Africa Engagement Danilo Marcondes 11. Africa and India: Riding the Tail of the Tiger?Kudrat Virk 12. Africa-Japan Relations in the Post-Cold War EraScarlett Cornelissen and Yoichi Mine 13. Africa and the Nordics Anne Hammerstad 14. Africa, the Islamic World, and Europe Roel van der Veen Part III: Multilateral Relations 15. Africa and the Middle East: Shifting Alliances and Strategic PartnershipsHamdy A. Hassan and Hala Thabet 16. Africa at the United Nations: From Dominance to Weakness James O.C. Jonah 17. Africa and the International Criminal CourtDan Kuwali 18. Can the BRICS Re-Open the "Gateway to Africa"? South Africa's Contradictory Facilitation of Divergent Brazilian, Russian, Indian and Chinese Interests Patrick Bond 19. Europe-Africa Relations in the Era of Uncertainty Gilbert M. Khadiagala 20. Africa and the World Trade OrganisationMariama Williams 21. Sub-Saharan Africa: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund L. Adele Jinadu 22. ConclusionDawn Nagar