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February 26, 2024

Closing the Information Gap: the HSE Center for African Studies publishes a new Handbook on e-Governance

On December 21, during the Winter Knowledge Sharing Week, the HSE Center for African Studies presented the handbook E-Governance in Africa 2024: Opportunities and Challenges which examines the actual state and process of digitising public administration in African countries. The handbook also explains the capabilities…
January 22, 2024

Moscow Holds the Winter E-Governance Knowledge Sharing Week

On December 18-22, the HSE University held the Winter Knowledge Sharing Week for sharing experience in digitalisation of public administration for senior officials from African countries. The first of its kind event was organised under the E-Governance Knowledge Sharing Program for Africa initiated in 2023…
November 1, 2023

Global South Combats Deforestation: Congo-Brazzaville Takes the Lead

The countries of the world’s largest tropical forest basins—the Congo, the Amazon, and the Borneo-Mekong—met in Congo’s capital Brazzaville on October 26-28 with an ambitious goal in mind. The idea, first proposed by President Denis Sassou Nguesso, envisions a global coalition of countries home to…
October 27, 2023

Tensions Rise in Chad’s Gold-Rich Region But Implications Radiate Far Beyond It

Close to the Libyan border, Chad’s gold-rich Kouri Bougudi region has been the scene of mounting tensions, compounded by tribal rivalries and external factors. An Intersection of Ethnicities and Interests The Chadian armed forces conduct routine patrols in the area with the stated goal of…
October 26, 2023

Africa and BRICS Support Zimbabwe on Its Anti-Sanctions Day

Zimbabwe marks the country’s 5th Anti-Sanctions Day on October 25, a public holiday introduced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to showcase the country’s resilience to what his government persistently calls ‘illegal and unjustified sanctions’. The date was declared as such in 2019, at the 39th SADC…
October 10, 2023

GIZ: German development projects in Africa

As part of the study on international experience in the digitalisation of public services in African countries, a research fellow of the Center for African Studies of HSE University in Moscow, Russia, prepared an overview of the projects of GIZ. The German Agency for International…
Eritrea March 22, 2022

26 out of 54 African countries didn’t vote for the UN resolution condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine

On March 2, 2022 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution demanding that Russia immediately stop the special military operation in Ukraine and withdraw its troops. Almost half of African countries did not vote for the UN resolution. Eritrea voted against the resolution. 17 countries…
SDG 17 July 26, 2021

Progress on Second Russia-Africa Summit

Current progress in preparations for the Second Russia-Africa Summit (2022) was presented at the third meeting of the Coordination Council for the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum by Vsevolod Tkachenko, the Director of the Department of Africa at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Oleg Ozerov, the Ambassador-at-Large and…
Telecoms May 2, 2021

Africa Mobile Data Pricing in 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa has the most expensive mobile data in the world — the average cost of 1 GB there is $6.5, as opposed to Northern Africa — the region with the lowest cost in the world where 1 GB is $1.5. The worldwide average is…
SDG 17 April 8, 2021

FPRI Discusses Russia’s Growing Influence in Africa

Although Russia and China are evidently working together on certain issues in Africa, the general difference between their approaches is clear. Chris Miller, Director of the FPRI’s Eurasia Program and Samuel Ramani, DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations…
IT February 27, 2021

Benin and Nigeria Top Africa’s Cyber Security Rating

Over the last 10 years, Internet penetration in Africa has increased by 12 times. Furthermore, the dynamics of the progress of digitalization exceeds similar indicators even in Europe. According to research by the e-Governance Academy, seven African countries are among the top 80 with the…
Education February 24, 2021

«Russia-Africa: What’s Next?» Committee Meets Egyptian Ambassador

Education has always been one of the major avenues of cooperation between Russia and African countries. Particular focus has been given to the development of bilateral agreements at government level, as they seem to be more official and are more renowned due to the participation…