Like China, Brazil or the EU, Turkey in recent years has upgraded its engagement with Africa. Ankara's new interest in Africa is not just economically driven, but exemplifies a recalibration of Turkish foreign policy.

Iran's recent intensified nuclear diplomacy, including its foreign minister's meeting with the IAEA chief and the president's two-nation visit to Africa, demonstrates its intent to break through the West's blockade, according to analysts...

The new scramble is not as overtly and arrogantly unilateral as in the late 19th century and reflects the changed realities of today. Europeans have united themselves in a constantly expanding community and the 27 members largely offer a common position in international affairs.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be exhibiting at the Global Village in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the FIFA World Cup. The Global Village is an initiative aimed at using the FIFA World Cup to show the world what will remain in Africa after the last whistle is blown, namely, sustainable partnerships in business, culture and sports

Rwandan exchange students and their American counterparts from Massachusetts recently received encouragement from Senator John Kerry, the son of a U.S. foreign service officer, in their efforts to foster greater cultural understanding through examining the past.

Reports that the East African Community is close to signing an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union may be a mirage.

Experts said Tuesday that cultural and academic exchanges between China and Africa are conducive to the development of cooperation.Africa and China were on the right track for better understanding between their peoples and the sharing of development experience with the launch of the China-Africa joint research and exchange program.

Southern Africa People's Solidarity Network (SASPN) was started in 1999 by civil society groups that believe the struggle for economic, environmental, social and political justice, including for people's participation in decision-making, continues after the fall of apartheid.