Norms and Values
Protest Movements in Africa. An Expert Discussion
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
List of speakers

On October 26, the Valdai Club hosted an expert discussion dedicated to the protest movement in Africa.

There have been coups or attempted coups in several African countries at once. In past years, the continent experienced a similar practice: high turbulence and intense internal political struggle. The rebels are not stopped either by sanctions or by the termination of their states’ membership in the African Union and subregional organisations in Africa. After the coup in Niger, ECOWAS members openly discussed the possibility of an armed intervention to restore the power of the overthrown government, but these plans did not come to fruition.

What are the reasons for the series of coups in Africa? What will be the consequences for the region and the world as a whole? How will the existing balance of power on the continent and the foreign policy of African countries change? What role does the fight against neocolonialism play? How significant is the pro-Russian factor in shaping public opinion in Africa? Participants in the discussion tried to answer these and other questions.