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Summits in 2019 Provoke Populist Response: “Draw Close to Your African Leader and Scream at Him to Wake Up!

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While major newspapers in Africa explore the geopolitical and strategic implications of the recent Russia-Africa summit and the other international gatherings among the Japanese, Turks, Indians, and Americans this year, there’s a very different conversation taking place online.

Voices like those of Ghanian student leader Israel Venunye are becoming increasingly prominent on social media and online news sites like GhanaWeb. He’s not happy, either with the foreign powers who he describes as pursuing a “neocolonial agenda” for Africa’s resources or African leaders charges are “full of empty rhetoric and sign off their nation’s interests to the detriment of the very people they govern?”

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