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Op-Ed: Call it What it is – NOT A CLASH

By Pastor Anietie John UkpeThe cautionary aspect in underestimating an evil genius is that before you wake up to his ingenuity, he may have taken you for a ride. Take the case of...
Tanzania Mining Sector

Op-Ed: Making a Bad Situation Worse in the Tanzania Mining Sector

Oped by Peter Leon, Partner and Co-Chair of the Africa Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills   In July 2017, the Tanzanian National Assembly enacted three laws, under a certificate of urgency, which together will have a profound impact on...
Artificial intelligence

Is AI going to be a good thing for Africa?

How will Artificial intelligence (AI) change the way we conduct business in Africa and will it make people redundant or irrelevant when it comes to jobs on the continent?With the advent of AI, there...
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Winnie’s Death Reignites Criticism of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

by John CampbellSouth Africa became a “non-racial” democracy in 1994, twenty-three years ago. Nelson Mandela, who has always firmly been identified with the African National Congress (ANC) and the end of apartheid, died five years...
An Authoritarian New President

Op-Ed: Behind the Smoke Screen, An Authoritarian New President

By Rafael Marques de MoraisAfter the 2017 elections, the hopes ordinary Angolans placed on President João Lourenço were so high that many regarded him as a gift from God. Next September, his predecessor, José...
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Farmers Crippled By Armyworm Outbreak Are Selling Off Farms

The fall armyworm infestation in Africa is bankrupting farmers who cannot afford expensive insecticides to protect their crops. Struggling farmers are now resorting to selling off their land to the highest bidder. Farmers say...
Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo

Africa Has No True Freedom If the Poverty Apocalypse Persists

By Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo, Executive Director of ONE Campaign in AfricaI remember being swept up in the crowds in Trafalgar Square in July 2005. Nelson Mandela assumed the podium to roaring applause to deliver...
China in Africa

China’s Heavy Hand in Africa

Is China’s “charm offensive” losing its charm and becoming just offensive? Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Elizabeth C. EconomyViola Rothschild is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.The revelation that a...
Business In South Africa

Reimagining South Africa: It’s Time For Business to Step Up

“There is a tremendous amount of business achievements to celebrate in South Africa, and its best times lie ahead. The first 21 years of democracy have been a profound period of growth, transformation, experimentation,...
Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Yvonne Chaka Chaka: Making the Most of our Freedom

Yvonne Chaka Chaka stated: “There is a tremendous amount to celebrate in South Africa’s achievements—and its best times lie ahead. The first 21 years of democracy have been a profound period of growth, transformation,...
Reimagining South Africa

Reimagining South Africa: Embracing Africa by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

“There is a tremendous amount to celebrate in South Africa’s achievements—and its best times lie ahead. The first 21 years of democracy have been a profound period of growth, transformation, experimentation, and nation building....
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Kenya: It’s a Hotbed of What?

Obama’s visit to Kenya commenced in a reactionary frenzy to CNN’s pre-visit headline that Kenya is a hotbed of terrorism. Africanists chronically discuss how Western media focuses on negative stories to perpetuate a sense...
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