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India’s G-20 opportunity for an African Renaissance

  • Published
    25th Aug, 2023

Context

Africa's rising role in global platforms like BRICS and G-20 reveals its challenges - misgovernance, terrorism, tribal conflicts, and more. India's strong ties with Africa can provide innovative solutions through these forums.

Challenges and Disruptors

  • Existential Challenges: Africa grapples with misgovernance, unplanned development, tribal dominance, and corruption.
  • New Disruptors: Emerging threats include Islamic terrorism, tribal conflicts, climate change, food inflation, urbanization, and youth unemployment.
  • Intervention Complexities: Military interventions by foreign powers worsen the situation, often perpetuating dictatorships to safeguard economic interests.

Return of Generals and Political Disorder

  • Resurgence of Generals: Over the past decade, military leaders have come back to power in countries like Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.
  • Divided Armed Forces: Libya and Sudan experience internal splits among their armed forces, leading to power struggles.
  • Complexity of Generals' Return: The resurgence is driven by intricate national factors, challenging efforts to curb this trend.
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