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Russia In Africa: Can It Offer An Alternative To The US And China?

Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century. In 1869, for instance, the Russians gave Ethiopia...
Waving flag of Zimbabwe.

A Tribute To Zimbabwean Liberation Hero Dumiso Dabengwa

A fitting way to pay tribute to Zimbabwean liberation war hero Dumiso “DD” Dabengwa, who has died aged 79, is to depict a snapshot history of the late 1970s and the 1980s...
Ghana -Ethiopia Airlines

Ghana And Ethiopian Airlines To Create National Ghana Airlines

Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, and the government of Ghana have signed a strategic partnership agreement to set up a new national carrier in Accra, Ghana. Ethiopian and the Ghanaian government signed a Memorandum...
Peter Mutharika

Mutharika Narrowly Re-elected Malawi President – Commission

BLANTYRE - President Peter Mutharika has been narrowly re-elected as the president of Malawi, according to the Malawi Electoral Commission.Mutharika, who heads the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), fought off a strong challenge from...
South African Carbon Tax

South African Carbon Tax Finally Becomes Law

South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the Treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent’s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements...
cyril ramphosa

The Seven Things New Leaders Need To Do To Fix South Africa

South Africa’s new national government and nine new provincial executives have taken office following recent elections. They all have a huge job to do, and it cannot be business as usual.The...
Madagascar elections

Madagascar Goes To Polls In Latest Battle Of Bitter Political Feud

Madagascar holds parliamentary elections Monday in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana.Beaten to the top job in December,...
Africa artefacts

Repatriation: Why Western Museums Should Return African Artefacts

A large number of artefacts held in Western museums and libraries are known to have been appropriated over the ages through conquest and colonialism. The looting of African objects anthropologists, curators and...
Kiswahili in South Africa

South Africa Introduces Kiswahili In Schools After MoU With Kenya

South African schools will start teaching Kiswahili language following an agreement between Pretoria and Nairobi on Thursday, it has emerged.This precedes Thursday's meeting in which the Cabinet Secretary of Education Prof George Magoha and...
ANC

Ramaphosa Saves The ANC’s Bacon,But This Could Be Its Last Chance

The African National Congress (ANC) will govern South Africa for another five years. But this sixth victory of the democratic era since 1994 was hard-won. For the first time in a national...
South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa: It’s A New Dawn

So, the elections have come and gone.  No matter how we voted, or even if we shunned the ballot, either way, the vote has been cast and we as a country have...
SA Elections

New Elections Polling Data Suggests Widespread Disillusionment Amongst South African Youth

New polling data has provided unique insight into the principles, attitudes, concerns and ambitions of young South Africans (ages 18-24) ahead of the nation’s rapidly approaching general elections on May 8th.
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