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Africa Politics Under The Radar

Uganda Seeking Inroads to Compete for Regional Influence

The continued closure of key border crossings between Rwanda and Uganda has prompted both nations to seek alternative trade prospects and influence amongst their neighbours. For Uganda, recent efforts have centred on Burundi and the DRC, with infrastructure agreements and plans for military cooperation directed at offsetting Rwanda’s recent diplomatic gains with their eastern neighbour. 

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

US-Senegal defence cooperation: A new direction for the US?

With the defence cooperation deal signed by the US and Senegal last week, the US is increasing its military foothold in Africa.

Europe Natural resources and energy

Ukraine crisis hurts Arctic relations

Western sanctions spell serious disruptions for petroleum exploration in the Arctic, and threaten to undo decades of work to foster cross-border trade and relations in northern Norway. The crisis in