The West and Africa


Although most African countries are former European colonies, they are economically increasingly tied to Asia. As trade and infrastructure from China steadily shift Africa’s gaze eastward, the continent’s traditional partnerships are being tested by migration, populism and the fall-out of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This seminar is the third in a series on how global developments could impact Africa. It will examine relations between North America, Europe and Africa under four scenarios: a Divided World, a World at War, a Growth World and a Sustainable World.

Moderator: Ottilia Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS Pretoria


Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS Pretoria

Dr Paul-Simon Handy, Regional Director East Africa and Representative to the AU, ISS Addis Ababa

Dr Melanie Müller, Senior Associate Africa and Middle East, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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