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The Group of 4: Is it an alliance against the influence of France and Israel in Africa?

Experts said that the main goal of establishing the new African Group of 4, which includes Algeria, is the alliance of several countries against French influence on the continent, in addition to attempts to include the Zionist entity as a member of the union.

The professor of the Faculty of Information and Communication at the University of Algiers, Eid Zoghlami, explained in a statement to the American Al-Hurra website that the bloc also comes against the background of the summit held in Brussels.

He continued, “During which we noticed a kind of attempt to return to the Francophone axis and the role of France in the brown continent, especially in the West African region.”

“This bloc may not focus on resolving regional and bilateral issues between countries, but rather aims to restore the African Union in its prestige and prevent foreign interference,” he added.

For his part, a specialist in African affairs, Nabil Najm al-Din, told Al-Hurra that the initiative came against the background of two main issues, the center of which are Israel and France.

Najm al-Din called on the “Group of Four” to be a real way to solve the problems in the continent, which is teeming with complex files, whether they are related to political stability that is overthrown by coups or terrorism that comes through poverty, neglect and unemployment for the African people.

For his part, Zoghlami said, “This bloc is made up of countries that have political and economic weight in order to guarantee the lowest level of independence and unite ranks to solve African problems.”

“This bloc may not focus on resolving regional and bilateral issues between countries, but rather aims to restore the African Union in its prestige and prevent foreign interference,” he added.

The Group of 4…a new alliance between Algeria and the most prominent pillars of the African Union

On February 20, 2022, Algeria, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa decided to establish the “Group of 4 or G4” as a new alliance for consultation and coordination on the issues of the African continent in the future, in an unprecedented step by the most prominent member states of the African Union.

Nigeria announced that its President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his Algerian and South African counterparts, as well as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, decided on the sidelines of the Brussels Summit between the European and African Unions, to establish a “G4 Group”, to consult and coordinate for practical and effective solutions to the various issues facing the African continent.

According to the same source, the leaders of the group stressed the need to strengthen the role of this alliance within the African Union as a platform to bring together African countries, coordinate actions and reactions on the issues of the continent in a more proactive manner, as well as consider how to better implement the decisions issued by the African Union.

According to the same source, African leaders also agreed to hold an official summit later, to draw a road map Africa in the coming months and years.

This initiative came from the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in order to discuss and provide solutions as well as coordinate positions, to ensure that the African Union continues its work successfully, efficiently and quickly as well, according to the same source.

This new alliance is considered the most powerful in Africa politically, as it includes the most prominent weighting countries within the African Union, but the Moroccan regime showed discomfort with it with its announcement, and considered the move hostile to it, since the countries forming the group are known for their positions rejecting his attempts to marginalize the Saharan issue within the continental union.

And Moroccan media wrote, commenting on the move: “It cannot be overlooked that this initiative is led by countries that do not hide their hostility to the Kingdom of Morocco, especially since it secured a seat for it in the African Peace and Security Council, and the strength this body represents within the African Union in resolving crises and intervention.” and achieving balance at the continental level, even at the financial and military levels.”

This comment confirms the contradictions and confusion of decision-makers in the Kingdom of Morocco regarding their position on the African Union, which is lamenting about its status, given that Rabat is the first to refuse to implement its decisions, and after signing its charter, which requires respect for all its members.

Rabat also rejected the EU’s participation in efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, as well as receiving the African Special Envoy on the conflict, as well as the decisions of the Peace Council, of which it is a member.

Moreover, the crocodile tears that the Moroccan regime sheds on the African Union today are refuted by the nearby facts, after it was the godfather of Israel’s annexation as an observer member in a move to undermine the unity of the organization, as well as the absolute support before that to the policies of Western countries in the region, led by France, which use a cover Fighting terrorism to plunder its wealth and violate the sovereignty of its countries.

Original story on Echorouk Online

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