Bungacast: The New Scramble for Africa

On geopolitical competition over Africa.

In light of the ‘new Cold War’, we look at what the US, Europe, Russia and China’s respective “pitches” are to African countries – what are they selling? And we examine the factors that contribute to Africa’s place in geopolitics today: Chinese hunger for raw materials, the global war on terror, the green energy transition, drug and people smuggling, and more.

If the original Scramble for Africa (1884-1914) was driven by an attempt to displace European class war onto another terrain, can we say anything analogous is happening today?

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