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Drones in Africa: Potential for Life and Death


infrastructure and emergency planning. Military use of drones can support the fight against insurgencies across the continent. While the increasing access and affordability of drones increase the risk of terror attacks. This Grey Dynamics African Intelligence Article highlights positive innovation of drones in Africa. It would be negligent not to assess the factors involving drone warfare, and the negative consequences...

A Middle Eastern Tug-of-War in Africa


...sub-Saharan Africa and the Gulf states. The countries have also increasingly gotten involved in western African and the Sahel, particularly Qatar has sought to restore and improve relations there. The battle for Africa is further evident in the diplomatic struggle to ensure economic and security cooperation. Between 2013 and 2015 Qatar built eleven new embassies in sub-Saharan Africa while Saudi...

Africa is Becoming China’s China


Economic perspectives The advantages of co-operating with China as perceived by the African governments go threefold. In terms of trading, China is interested in both African resources and products. Exports of gold, oil, iron ore and minerals bring considerable revenues to the African states. Secondly, the Chinese government opened many manufacturing companies in Africa, due to cheap labour....

AI in Africa: Fourth Industrial Revolution or Thorn in the Horn?


...extremely beneficial for Africa. Unfortunately, there are some worrying realities that must urgently be addressed to avoid Africa falling behind, which this Grey Dynamics article seeks to explore. By 2030, AI will add $15.7 Trillion to global GDP Africa has 7 of the world’s10 fastest-growing economies, and by 2100 Africa will be home to 3 of the largest cities...

Europe's Cocaine, Africa's Trouble


Key Judgements While networks operate across the entire West Africa, Guinea Bissau represents the regional hub and transit zone for drug exports shipped from Latin America to Europe. As part of this network, West Africa suffers the most. There are currently 12 countries in Africa experiencing armed conflict which led to the displacement of 25 million people. They...

Israel Swipe Right on Africa


internationally recognised states, for Israel, this is potential votes. Africa has 13 seats in the UN Human Rights Council, only matched by Asia. By improving relations with African states, Israel can elevate its position in the UN and slowly break the united African support for Palestine in the UN. Additionally, Palestine has observer status in the African Union (AU) while...

Exploring Turkish Strategy in East Africa


to reality: In 2005, the AKP’s “Open to Africa Policy as introduced, in the same year the government declared 2005 the “Year of Africa”. In 2017, Turkey opened its largest overseas military base in Mogadishu. By 2018 Turkey had 41 embassies in Africa and 52 flight routes from Istanbul to 33 African nations. By 2018 Turkish...

Transnational Organised Crime in East Africa: Growing Drug Trade Gateway into Europe


America, once it has reached West Africa, it heads for East Africa’s less monitored transit routes. Worth mentioning is the worrying development that there has been an increase in number 4 (white sugar) heroin, which indicates a growth in East Africa processing of refined heroin. Mombasa, which has the largest port in East Africa, provides a key drug route for...

The Forgotten Rogue Nuclear Power of Africa


Africa. The South African nuclear programme began soon after the Second World War in 1948, with the establishment of the Atomic Energy Board (AEB), later renamed the Atomic Energy Corporation (AEC). South Africa has some of the world’s largest reserves of yellowcake uranium and supplied both the UK and the US. In 1957, South Africa took advantage of...

Narco links between South America and Africa


Why does this matter? Criminal organisations and ‘Cartels’ dedicated to drug trafficking in South America enjoy a significant presence across Africa apart from traditional markets like the United States. An informal business model has been established between South American Transnational Criminal Organisations (TCO) and recipients in Africa. This increases the frequency of drug trafficking to Europe and the U.S....