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Global South Pole

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The world is changing. As we navigate the emerging multipolarity, where power is distributed among multiple actors, the Global South emerges as a key player. Global South Pole is more than just a podcast. It’s a platform dedicated to challenging the mainstream narratives and amplifying the voices of the overlooked communities. It’s time to rewrite the maps to plant the Global South at the center
26 Episodes
Recently, the ties between Russia and African countries have been steadily growing, marked by increasing economic and diplomatic engagement. A prime example of this strengthening relationship is the recent plan to launch a direct air route between Tanzania and Russia, highlighting both nations' commitment to increasing connectivity and cooperation.
Home to over a third of the world's refugees, Africa faces challenges in providing long-term solutions for these refugees and internally displaced people. Despite efforts made by governments and humanitarian organizations, the challenges remain, with a persistent urgent need for solutions and support for those affected.
Sexual violence in African conflict zones remains a devastating issue, with numerous reports from affected countries. Despite international efforts, allegations against local and international forces, including British, French, and American troops, highlight the ongoing need for justice and accountability.
Despite the challenges faced by children in Africa, including poverty, conflict, and limited access to education and healthcare, governments and non-government organizations are working together to help children overcome adversity and build a brighter future. Global South Pole joined experts to discuss the progress made in addressing these issues.
On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, we recognize the vital role of blood donation in saving lives. In Africa, efforts to increase donor rates and ensure safe blood supplies highlight both the progress made and the challenges that remain in meeting the continent's healthcare needs.
The fight against child labor in Africa has made significant progress in recent years, with African governments contributing substantially to the global efforts to combat this issue. However, the problem remains widespread, with one-fifth of all African children involved in child labor, a proportion more than twice as high as in any other region.
The BRICS New Development Bank is considering financing projects in non-member African countries, aiming to develop local infrastructure and strengthen economic ties between BRICS and Africa. If approved, African institutions will have access to over $50 billion in NDB capital, which will boost trade and provide investment opportunities.
In an exclusive interview with Sputnik Africa at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa shared his vision for his country's economic development, highlighting the crucial role Russia plays in supporting Zimbabwe's self-sufficiency and discussed the potential for Zimbabwe to join the BRICS+ bloc.
The 27th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum began on June 5, 2024, in Russia, under the theme “The Formation of New Centers of Growth as the Cornerstone of a Multipolar World.” The forum focuses economic policy, attracting foreign direct investment, and fostering international business partnerships.
The BRICS Women's Entrepreneurship Forum took place in Moscow on June 2-4 bringing together over 200 participants from 35 countries. The forum provided a platform for dialogue among representatives of business, social, and government circles to foster cooperation and mutual benefit.
As Western influence in the Sahel declines, a new era of surveillance has begun. The US National Reconnaissance Office and French observation satellites are reportedly monitoring Niger's uranium mines, a move seen as an effort to maintain control over the region's strategic resources.
The BRICS Academic Forum, held in Moscow on May 22-24, brought together experts from BRICS-plus nations to discuss pressing issues of global governance, international security, and economic cooperation. The Forum's policy recommendations will be presented at the upcoming BRICS Heads' Summit in Kazan.
Nigerian Foreign Minister Yusuf Tuggar has called for a re-evaluation of the US Leahy Law, which prohibits the sale of certain kinetic equipment to Nigeria over alleged human rights violations. He denies reports of widespread abuses related to military equipment and argues that the law hinders Nigeria's security efforts.
Africa Day, celebrated annually on May 25, marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity in 1963, now known as the African Union. This day is a vibrant celebration of Africa's rich cultural diversity, historical achievements, and ongoing efforts towards unity and development.
As Africa continues its remarkable economic and population growth, the demand for reliable and sustainable sources of electricity has become paramount. On Global South Pole, host Aliyu Bello spoke with a 29-year-old Nigerian inventor who is pioneering innovative solutions by turning waste and other renewable sources into electricity.
The US Africa Command's largest annual joint exercise, code-named African Lion 2024, began in Tunisia on May 1 and will run until May 10. The exercise will then continue through 31 May in three other host nations: Morocco, Ghana and Senegal. On Global South Pole, experts offered insights into the implications of this event.
According to a report by Henley and partners, European visa rules are significantly stricter for African travelers compared to their counterparts from other regions. The study also highlights that the continent experienced a 30% refusal rate for Schengen visas in 2022, the highest despite having the lowest application per capita.
Russia has firmly positioned itself as a key player in Africa, forging stronger ties through strategic alliances, economic cooperation, and humanitarian and cultural exchange initiatives. This growing partnership signals a shift in the global landscape and facilitates mutual growth and collaboration.
A landmark conference in Kampala, Uganda, recently brought together African and Russian health experts for the first time. This critical meeting focused on tackling infectious diseases, a persistent challenge across Africa. The conference signifies a new chapter in Africa-Russia collaboration for a healthier future.
Amidst the decline of Western influence in Africa, Russia, which has historically been a partner to African nations since the Soviet era, is making a comeback after a period of setback, seeking to reestablish its presence in the region. On Global South Pole, experts share their insights with Sputnik Africa on the significance of this development.