John Campbell

Africa in Transition

Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

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‘Brexit’ and South Africa

by John Campbell
A statue of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela is seen silhouetted after its unveiling in London's Parliament Square August 29, 2007.  (Courtesy Reuters/Alessia Pierdomenico) A statue of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela is seen silhouetted after its unveiling in London's Parliament Square August 29, 2007. (Courtesy Reuters/Alessia Pierdomenico)

Asmita Parshotam, Cyril Prinsloo, and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos have written a thoughtful analysis of the impact on South Africa should the UK vote to exit the European Union on June 23. Their analysis was published June 21 by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). Read more »

Brazil: A New Tiger in Africa?

by John Campbell
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva (L) is guided by his Zambian counterpart Rupiah Banda (R) on arrival at the Lusaka International Airport July 7, 2010. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva (L) is guided by his Zambian counterpart Rupiah Banda (R) on arrival at the Lusaka International Airport July 7, 2010. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

Americans sometimes think that the Chinese in Africa are ten feet tall.  But, other countries are more quietly expanding their African economic and political ties:  India and South Korea come to mind.  A must-read August 8 story in the New York Times highlights the increasingly important Brazilian presence. Read more »