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Social Media Debates on Zambia’s Evolving Relations with the West and East. Trends and Implications

Megatrends Policy Brief 21, 06.02.2024, 10 Pages


Social media debates on Zambia’s foreign policy are strongly polarized and focussed on two issues: (1) claims that the Zambian government is a puppet of the West and (2) concerns that the government is undermining Zambia’s long-held policy of non-alignment. These debates demonstrate the complexity of African agency and the domestic concerns that shape how African governments negotiate multipolarity.